A toddler can already eat practically everything. A toddler’s meals should be nutritious and varied to provide them all necessary vitamins and minerals from food. A child should have three main meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner complemented by 2 or 3 healthy snacks during the day.


  • A child may sometimes eat more, sometimes less – that is quite normal and does not mean he or she is picky.
  • Pushing food may lead to tears and arguments and does not help at all.
  • An adult decides the menu but the child can decide how much and what she takes.
  • A child should be given a variety of options, new flavours and experiences.
  • Parents set the example for their child at dinner table.

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