Nutrition Tips and Healthy Eating for Toddlers

Nutrition Tips and Healthy Eating for Toddlers


Toddler nutrition is very important. It kind of sets the basis for healthy eating
for the rest of their life. With childhood obesity on the rise it is very
important to get a good start and good foundation for their eating habits and what they’re
eating early in life. As long as you’re eating a healthy diet
and a variety of different foods they should be eating exactly what you’re eating. You shouldn’t have to make anything separate
for them. Toddlers can like broccoli and toddlers can
like cauliflower. You just have to teach them how to like it
and they get used to it. It will be one of their favorite foods. Start early and you have to introduce them
often because they aren’t going to like it the first time. They aren’t going to like it the second
and certainly won’t like it the third time. It might take 10 to 12 tries before they like
it. You might have to offer it in different ways. A good example is sweet potatoes. You can offer it as sweet potato fries; you
can make sweet potato chips, mash it or do lots of things with it. As long as they are getting that taste they’ll
eventually start to like it. Mostly it’s maintaining the offering of
a variety. Usually if they start getting picky the parents
get into the habit of making their own foods for them. They don’t want to eat it so we make them
macaroni and cheese and then they only want mac and cheese. That’s what they will eat because they haven’t
tried anything else in a long time. So, it’s making sure you don’t fall into
those habits of catering to the picky eater. There are certain picky eaters that you’ll
have to talk to your doctor about and they can address certain issues with them too.

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