Feeding Toddlers: 8 Common Mistakes Parents Make

A picky eater or a toddler that won’t eat at all can be frustrating for a parent. You may have read a stack of books or asked fellow parents what they have done, but feeding your child is not a one-size-fits-all process. Here’s how to avoid feeding pitfalls and keep your child on track with lifelong healthy eating habits. By: Toby Amidor, MS, RD

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Mistake #6: Feeding Inappropriate Snacks
Photo: Randy Mayor

Mistake #6: Feeding Inappropriate Snacks

Snacks should contain nourishment needed for proper growth and development. Serving cookies and candy bars regularly will get them used to eating high-fat and high-calorie foods.

Instead: Plan balanced snacks that include fruit, veggies, protein, whole grains, or dairy products.

 

 

 

More Ways To Get Cooking Light

Advertisement

 

JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

MOST POPULAR
1
Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe