Home > Toddler > Food Ideas > Healthy Snacks
As with adults, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who are overweight. Sadly, overweight children are more likely to have health problems both as a child and as an adult. There is a difficult balance to strike between ensuring your child obtains enough energy and essential building blocks for growth and development, without the extra calories/kilojoules, which are stored as fat. Children need foods rich in nutrients as well as energy, not those offering high amounts of calories with little else.
Tips for ensuring your child maintains a healthy weight:
Toddlers need lots of small meals and healthy snacks.
Cut up foods that are firm and round and can get stuck in your child’s airway such as:
Other foods that can pose a choking hazard include: