Life has been hectic. Some things want to take good control over my personal priorities. I am reminding myself every day what is important and what can wait.
Recently, I’ve noticed that my fellow moms on different discussion forums have been bringing up an important topic of fruit and veggies in toddler’s life. Many are really concerned that their toddlers do not eat vegetables at all. That is why they’re pleading for recipes, smoothies, – anything, – to incorporate those precious vitamins and minerals within the vegetable food group into their toddler’s diet.
Today I’m reaching out to you with a message to NOT QUIT GIVING VEGGIES TO YOUR TODDLER!
See for yourself in the video below with registered dietitian, Cordon Bleu-certified chef, and healthy recipe columnist, Michelle Dudash who is ready to share some tips for getting those veggies or any other foods into your baby’s diet.
According to The Nestlé Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS,) children ages 24-48 months are mirroring the unhealthy eating patterns often seen in older children and adults – especially moms – too few fruits and vegetables, too little fiber, potassium, vitamin E, and too much saturated fat and sodium.
Since toddlers need help with exploring new foods and choosing nutritious foods for healthy growth and development, setting a good example of a healthy diet is paramount. That means providing a variety of nutritious foods for the whole family at meal and snack times from the very beginning of little baby’s life.
In this video registered Dietician Michelle Dudash will give you a snapshot of the components to a healthy toddler diet – from what parents should be feeding their children, to common foods they should avoid.
Michelle Dudash is great revealing answers to these questions:
- Toddler nutrition
- How to set a good dietary example for our children
- How to know that our toddler is hungry or full
- Average portion sizes for toddlers
What have you done today to show your kid that veggies are the goodness of this earth?
Disclosure: I have not been compensated in any way for this opinion of mine.
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by Laura Gontchar