20. Back to school
Your child is off to infant school and becoming much more independent. What should he be eating?
With activity packed days and rapid growth spurts, a varied diet containing adequate energy and nutrients is essential for normal growth and development now.
Unless he has a food allergy or health problems, once your child reaches five years old, the guidelines for his diet are more or less similar to that of an adult.
So what does a child of primary school age need to eat to have a balanced diet? The following list is based on the widely accepted Food Pyramid, and guidelines laid down by the American Academy of Paediatrics. It gives you some idea of the amounts of foods from the various food groups that your child should be ...