Nutritious Diet for Preschool Children
We at Ubuntu Pre School have taken the top questions from parents about food and feeding and answered them here.
What should my preschooler drink?
It’s always better to give your child plain milk or water instead of soda pop, sports drinks, or fruit juice — even if it’s 100% fruit juice. Soda pop, sports drinks, and fruit juice can add unneeded calories to your child’s diet as well as harm your child’s teeth.
How do I deal with my picky eater?
It’s normal for toddlers to go through a picky eating phase. As toddlers grow into preschoolers, however, this phase can turn into a habit. It can be frustrating, but with time, hard work and patience these habits can be changed. Of course, this is sometimes easier said than done, especially if the dinner table has turned into a battle zone!
*Try healthy dip options like low fat yogurt, low fat ranch dressing, or peanut butter.
What are some ideas for simple, healthy snacks?
A growing preschooler needs 1 to 2 healthy snacks every day. Make snack time healthy with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy to help your child get all the nutrients he needs. And you don’t have to be a great cook.
Start today: Help your preschooler stay at a healthy weight for life!