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Feeding the toddler: 12 months to 3 years--challenges and opportunities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20518371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The toddler stage from one to three years continues to be a period of rapid growth although not as rapid as in the first year. Energy needs are high as toddlers become more active, but stomachs are still small relative to nutrient needs so food provided for this age group needs to be nutrient dense. Toddlers are beginning to exert their independence in food choices and parents may be faced with a fussy eater who refuses food that they normally like and enjoy. Parents need to be encouraged to establish a routine of three meals and two snacks a day and not to allow the toddler to set the rules for eating. Making time to enjoy eating together as a family should be a priority to help toddlers establish good eating habits for the future.
Kathy Cowbrough
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of family health care     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1474-9114     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Health Care     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-03     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142028     Medline TA:  J Fam Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / prevention & control
Child, Preschool
Food Habits*
Health Promotion*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutritional Requirements
Obesity / prevention & control

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