Food and Eating 2 to 3 years

Your child’s daily caloric requirements will continue to increase as he grows, and during the third year he’ll need roughly 50 calories a day for every 500g (1lb) that he weighs. His nutritional requirements will remain the same and he’ll need a variety of well prepared foods with sufficient vitamins and minerals. Because he is growing, he still needs more protein and calories for his body weight than an adult.

What foods to give

Between the ages of two and three, children tend to like dairy products like milk, yogurt, ice cream, and cottage cheese, as well as breads and cereals. They dislike, and may even reject, meat, fruit and vegetables. Don’t get worked up about this; try, instead, to find a couple of meats ...

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