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Copy of Smart Kids Club
Transcript of Copy of Smart Kids Club
A toddler grows 3-5 inches in one year, but nutrition is a top priority. During this transition period, between the age of 12-24 months, is when they are learning to eat table food and accepting new tastes and textures.
How Much Food Do They Need?
Depending on size, age, and activity level, toddlers generally need about 1,000-1,400 calories a day.
Created By: Candis, Kirby, Emily, Emma, Danielle, Carlisa, Rebecca, and Debbie
Quick & Healthy Snacks
Ants on a log
Celery sticks filled with either peanut butter,cream cheese
or hummus and topped with raisins, apples, or banana dices.
Colorful,sweet, juicy and packed
with vitamins, minerals & fiber
Help Your Toddler Meet
Their Nutritional Need
Toddlers are picky eaters...
So make food fun!
Children are more likely to eat
food they help prepare.
-Make meal time enjoyable
-Offer separate, yet simple
options of food
-Never use food as reward
-Organize meals, sleep and
snacks to allow optimal
-Limit the consumption
of sweet/sugary desserts
Who says your toddler can’t have turkey-cheese pinwheels for breakfast or oatmeal for dinner? As long as it’s nutritious, it does not matter when he eats it. Serve whole-wheat pancakes with fruit for lunch or a grilled-cheese sandwich for breakfast. Your toddler may get such a kick out of it, he’ll be more than happy to eat up.
I'm Not hungry
A lot of parent's think that their toddler does not eat enough.
High metabolic demands are less for a toddler than they are for an infant, so they tend to eat less food.
high in Omega 3 fats
beware of mercury
low mercury: salmon, flounder, tilapia, trout, pollock, catfish
avoid d/t high in mercury: shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel
Milk- fat-free or low-fat
2 to 2 1/2 cups per day
Water- fluoridated if tap water
read labels on store bought for added sugars
Fruit juices-1/2 to 3/4 cup per day
fruit drinks are not the same have added sugars
Never give your child a vitamin or mineral supplement without first discussing it with your doctor.