Toddler food: Creating a healthy start for toddlers

Presented by Kate Di Prima, S-26 GOLD TODDLER

It is often difficult to know exactly how much your toddler needs at different ages and growth stages. However, getting the right balance of energy and nutrients is an important part of toddler food choices to ensure they have a healthy start in life.

Missing out on essential nutrients in toddler food, such as iron and zinc can have a dramatic effect on their appetite, behaviour and energy levels. Simple additions to toddler food may help with issues such as tiredness and lethargy, slow weight gain or irregular toileting habits.

This Bupa Parenting Insights talk will go through realistic expectations parents can have with toddler food, including feeding guide changes, correct child’s serve size, normal food behaviour, safe food handling and Kate's quick ‘7’ checklist.

Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.

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