According to the new My Pyramid Plan for Preschoolers from the US Department of Agriculture, toddlers (ages 2 and up) need to eat a variety of foods each day.
Fortunately for parents of toddlers, it’s perfectly acceptable for them to meet their nutritional needs over a few days or even a week.
Per day, a 2-year-old toddler needs about 1000 calories.
Finding this information was helpful to me in estimating what I should be offering Gracie each day.
Next week in GraceÃ¢â‚¬™s Kitchen, IÃ¢â‚¬™ll give you some suggestions for meals and snacks that will meet these needs.
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