Child care

Super Foods for Preschoolers

Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables

Aim for at least five servings a day, where a serving is about a handful in size. If your child does not like vegetables then try pureeing in to sauces, soups, and use as a topping for pizza. You can try different recipes and make something tasty and nutritious.

Milk and dairy foods
Milk and dairy foods

Milk and dairy foods are an important source of calcium. Your child should be having the equivalent of about one pint (500 to 600ml) of milk a day. Milk can be as drinks or with cereals. It can be used to make sauces or puddings. Other forms include cheese and yogurt which can be given to your kid.

Meat and fish
Meat and fish

Meat, fish and alternatives should be eaten once or twice a day. Cook minced beef, turkey, chicken and pork slowly to ensure it’s soft and tender. You can even give eggs in boiled, scrambled, or omelet form.

Foods to be careful!
Foods to be careful!

Sugary and fatty foods must not be given as they are unhealthy and can cause tooth decay. You can give them in smaller amounts but not more. Remember health is more important than your child’s craving. Try to limit the amount of sweets your child eats.

Happy eating
Happy eating

Give your child regular snacks and meals. It’s always good if you sit together and eat with your family members. Keep sweet foods out of their sight until the main meal is completed. Offer smaller portions and then allow them to have more if they are hungry. These tips would ensure your child to have a happy and healthy life!

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