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Toddler Nutrition



Food provides the energy and nutrients that young children need to be healthy. Toddlers are learning to feed themselves and to eat new foods. They should eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups.

Some things to watch for:

  • Make sure your toddler gets enough iron
  • Toddlers between 1 and 3 need 500 milligrams of calcium each day
  • Don't feed your child seafood, peanuts or tree nuts before age 2 or 3

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