Parents know how important healthy eating is for a child’s growth and development. However, “healthy eating” depends on several factors like the child’s gender, age, activity level, height, and weight. That’s why your preschooler has a different dietary requirement from a toddler or a school-age child. What are the nutritional needs of preschoolers?
Preschool Nutrition Pyramid, an Overview
By the time your child reaches preschool, they are more or less capable of feeding themselves. Generally, they’ll eat what the rest of the family is eating, but it’s important to ensure it is of nutritional value. Furthermore, food portions also matter.
The nutrition pyramids for preschoolers vary depending on the reference, but most pyramids group a child’s dietary requirement into the following groups: