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Toddlers need fruits and vegetables in their daily diet

Active toddlers need 3 meals and 3 snacks every day. For more information on feeding your child healthful food, read Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers.

He should also be drinking plenty of low-sugar liquids —like water, 100% juice, or non-fat (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk. If you are still serving your toddler whole milk, now is the time to start switching to non-fat (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk. It offers the same nutrition benefits and vitamins without the extra fat that was needed last year.

Toddlers learn a lot by watching adults. They often imitate what they see, and want to do the things they see parents and other adults doing. This is true of eating. If parents eat healthy foods, children are more likely to eat healthy foods too. You can help teach your child good eating habits by eating healthy foods — like fruits and vegetables — with your child.


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