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Can someone give me a break down as to what food groups should be included with each meal and snack for toddlers?

Based on 3 meals and 1 snack.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Jul. 21, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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    I found this chart to be very helpful.

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:34 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • menu example:

    1st meal, scramble eggs ( I know some moms are going to say not ok due to allergies), apple sauce.

    I'm still breastfeeding my 13 month toddler,

    2nd meal: macaroni and cheese with lentils

    3r meal: mash potatoes and rice (chicken sometimes).

    Snack: cereal, banana, pieces of apple.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • My baby eats almost everything. Her breakfast is diced fruit (watermelen, melon, grapes, apples), yogurt, cherrios with chopped bannans, pancakes. For lunch/dinner she eats chicken fetuccini pasta, spagatti, pizza, soup, alot of stuff.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Toddlers eat very little most days. Don't try to balance a meal. Don't even aim for a balanced day. Aim for a balanced week.
    If he eats a variety all week long, he's fine. The easiest way to get a good diet into anyone is to select whole grain items and a colorful selection of food. If everything he eats is brown or tan, that's not good. White is even worse. Color is king in foods. And no, food dyes don't count. :)

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:40 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Toddlers should eat the same diet as an adult, but their servings are about 1/4 of an adult serving.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

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