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What Does a Toddler Need to Eat?

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.

My Pyramid

Finding this information was helpful to me in estimating what I should be offering Gracie each day.

Next week in Grace's Kitchen, I'll give you some suggestions for meals and snacks that will meet these needs.

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