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Healthy Eating for your Toddler

By one year of age, your child should be eating basically the same foods as the rest of the family.  It is never too early to help your child learn to enjoy healthy eating.  
 
As a parent or guardian, you decide:
 
What healthy foods to serve
 
Toddlers do not need special foods.  Offer basically the same food you prepare for the rest of the family.  
 
When to serve meals and snacks
 
Toddlers like a regular routine.  Offer meals and snacks at about the same time each day.
 
Where to serve meals and snacks
 
Include your toddler at the family table.  This helps toddlers learn about foods and how to feed themselves.
 
How to serve meals and snacks
 
Make mealtimes pleasant without any pressure to eat a particular food or to eat a certain amount.  Offer familiar foods along with new foods.  
 It is important that toddlers are able to decide if they will eat what is offered and how much.  They know how hungry they are. 
 
For more information on how you can help your toddler develop healthy eating habits, check out: Healthy Eating for Your Toddler Age 12-24 Months: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers 
 
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Updated Nov 2, 2018