Kids at this age have their own set of feeding abilities and challenges.
Preschool portions are smaller than adult portions. ChooseMyPlate Plan for your Preschooler has information about how much your child might need to eat. Child-size portions are often smaller than we realize. Check out this child- sized plate from New York to get an idea of what foods and what sizes work best for your child.
Some kids at this age might be picky eaters.
- Try Family meals.
- Try to maintain the division of responsibility in feeding and eating. Parents get to decide what, when and where. Kids decide which and how much.
Explore ChooseMyPlate for more on what's happening at this age.
Check out some ideas for snacks.
Physical Activity is just as important as nutrition in keeping your child healthy.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.