Why your toddler needs vitamin D
It’s recommended that toddlers have three meals, and two healthy snacks every day: breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, a mid-afternoon snack and tea or dinner. Offer drinks along with meals and snacks – water and milk are good choices.
Starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes, breakfast cereal, rice and pasta should form the basis of your toddler’s meals. Aim for five portions of starchy foods a day - one at each meal and in snacks. A portion is around a quarter to one slice of bread, a quarter to half of a cooked potato, or two to four tablespoons of cooked rice, pasta or couscous. Your toddler might enjoy half or a whole scone or scotch pancake, and one or two rice cakes or oatcakes as snacks.
Toddlers need some fat in their diets from foods such as whole milk and other full fat dairy foods, oily fish, spreads (especially those fortified with vitamin D) and some vegetable oils. However, cakes, biscuits and many fried foods are high in fat and usually low in other nutrients, so give those to your toddler only occasionally as part of a varied, balanced diet.
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Source: The Huffington Post UK
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