The Preschooler and Family : Nutrition

  • Nutrition
    • Estimated daily calories of preschoolers is about 1000 to 1800 calories 
    • Some preschoolers still have food habits that are typical of toddlers such as food fads and strong taste preferences. 
    • Continue to provide healthy snacks and meals from a variety of foods 
    • Vitamin supplements should still be treated as medicine and kept in safe locations
    • By the age of 5, children are more agreeable to trying new foods
    • Experts recommend 60 mins of exercise per day for 6 years and older to prevent obesity and cardiovascular disease in combo with nutrition