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Posted by: ... | 2007/03/19

Todller nutrition

Hi please can you help me with a very active (more active than the normal), 2 year old diet.

A) - Full cream milk or Low fat milk
B) - Butter, marg or none
C) - What constitutes a grain/bread portion
D) - How important is red meat, considering he eats lots of fish and dairy, just not fond of red meat
E) Lamb or beef?

Thanks for you help

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Dear Mom of Toddler
Click on 'Child' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles I have written on 'Diets for Toddlers' which tells you how much your child needs of each type of food. After the age of 2, toddlers can be switched to low-fat milk, they can have small quantities of poly- or monounsaturated margarine, 1 slice of bread is a bread portion, but the child may only eat half a slice at a time. Red meat is important because it is our best source of readily-available iron and vit B12 in the diet, so give him small portions regularly and you can use whatever type of red meat he likes.
Best regards
DietDoc

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