Your Pregnancy

MAKE EATING EASY

Giving your toddler the nutrition she needs is not as hard as it might sound. Food gives us the energy needed to carry out daily tasks, and, for toddlers, the energy needed to grow. This growing process requires a lot of fuel, so you may be surprised how much food your toddler consumes. The best measure of how much food your toddler needs is her appetite. She may appear very hungry one day and less so the next; her appetite is variable at this stage. Provided you offer a well-balanced, healthy diet, and pay attention to your child’s response of ”hungry” and “full” cues, you can be pretty sure she is eating enough.

WHAT IS A BALANCED DIET?

A variety of foods, eaten in moderation, best describes a balanced diet. Different types of food provide our bodies with

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