On Today’s Menu: Life beyond Liquids

Health & Digestion

On Today’s Menu: Life beyond Liquids

Congratulations, your toddler is now exploring the world! This is an exciting time as he discovers tastes and textures, and his likes and dislikes are subject to change without warning. Stay the course and serve up his recommended daily intake of nutrients in 3 standard meals, with 2 extra small meals of healthy snacks.


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Foods for toddlers are best served in mashed, sliced, or chopped in small portions to prevent choking hazards.

Calcium

Calcium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, blood clotting, nerve and muscle function, and growth and development of bones in children.

The recommended daily intake is 500mg. It can be found in milk, yoghurt and cheese.

Calcium

Calcium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, blood clotting, nerve and muscle function, and growth and development of bones in children.

The recommended daily intake is 500mg. It can be found in milk, yoghurt and cheese.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a source of energy and they contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function.

The recommended daily intake is 130g. It can be found in brown rice, wholemeal breads, noodles, and pastas.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a source of energy and they contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function.

The recommended daily intake is 130g. It can be found in brown rice, wholemeal breads, noodles, and pastas.

Fibre

Fibre aids the digestive system and contributes to normal bowel function.

The recommended daily intake is 19g. It can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

Fibre

Fibre aids the digestive system and contributes to normal bowel function.

The recommended daily intake is 19g. It can be found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

Iron

Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, oxygen transport in the body, cognitive function, and function of the immune system.

The recommended daily intake is 10mg. It can be found in fish, poultry, leafy vegetables, beans, and wholemeal breads.

Iron

Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, oxygen transport in the body, cognitive function, and function of the immune system.

The recommended daily intake is 10mg. It can be found in fish, poultry, leafy vegetables, beans, and wholemeal breads.

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance, and the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles. It reduces tiredness and fatigue and contributes to the normal metabolism of energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

The recommended daily intake is 80mg. It can be found in oatmeal, brown rice, bananas, and baked beans.

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance, and the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles. It reduces tiredness and fatigue and contributes to the normal metabolism of energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

The recommended daily intake is 80mg. It can be found in oatmeal, brown rice, bananas, and baked beans.

Potassium

Potassium contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles and maintenance of normal blood pressure.

The recommended daily intake is 3000mg. It can be found in potatoes, prunes, tomatoes, bananas, and spinach.

Potassium

Potassium contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles and maintenance of normal blood pressure.

The recommended daily intake is 3000mg. It can be found in potatoes, prunes, tomatoes, bananas, and spinach.

Protein

Protein contributes to normal growth and development of muscle mass and bones in children.

The recommended daily intake is 16g. It can be found in lean meat, cheese, yoghurt, and eggs.

Protein

Protein contributes to normal growth and development of muscle mass and bones in children.

The recommended daily intake is 16g. It can be found in lean meat, cheese, yoghurt, and eggs.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, and maintenance of normal vision, skin, and mucous membranes.

The recommended daily intake is 300mcg RAE (retinal activity equivalents). Vitamin A can be found in carrots, spinach, mangoes, broccoli, and papayas.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, and maintenance of normal vision, skin, and mucous membranes.

The recommended daily intake is 300mcg RAE (retinal activity equivalents). Vitamin A can be found in carrots, spinach, mangoes, broccoli, and papayas.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B2 contributes to the normal metabolism of energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and the normal functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of normal mucous membranes, red blood cells, and skin. It protects cells from free radicals. It also reduces tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal metabolism of energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also helps the normal functioning of the nervous and immune system, homocysteine metabolism, psychological function, and red blood cell formation. It has an important role in the multiplication of body cells for growth.

The recommended daily intake is 0.5mg of Vitamin B2 and 0.9mcg of Vitamin B12. It can be found in wholemeal breads, brown rice, beans, lean meat, fish, and eggs.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B2 contributes to the normal metabolism of energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and the normal functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of normal mucous membranes, red blood cells, and skin. It protects cells from free radicals. It also reduces tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal metabolism of energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also helps the normal functioning of the nervous and immune system, homocysteine metabolism, psychological function, and red blood cell formation. It has an important role in the multiplication of body cells for growth.

The recommended daily intake is 0.5mg of Vitamin B2 and 0.9mcg of Vitamin B12. It can be found in wholemeal breads, brown rice, beans, lean meat, fish, and eggs.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal functioning of bones, blood vessels, cartilage, gums, skin, and teeth. It also helps the normal functioning of the nervous and immune system, and the absorption of iron.

The recommended daily intake is 15mg. It can be found in oranges, papayas, kiwis, broccoli, and mangoes.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal functioning of bones, blood vessels, cartilage, gums, skin, and teeth. It also helps the normal functioning of the nervous and immune system, and the absorption of iron.

The recommended daily intake is 15mg. It can be found in oranges, papayas, kiwis, broccoli, and mangoes.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels for strong teeth and bones. It also helps the normal functioning of the immune system, and the regulation of cell growth.

The recommended daily intake is 10mcg. It can be found in yoghurt, fish, and fortified milk.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels for strong teeth and bones. It also helps the normal functioning of the immune system, and the regulation of cell growth.

The recommended daily intake is 10mcg. It can be found in yoghurt, fish, and fortified milk.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from free radicals.

The recommended daily intake is 6mg. It can be found in kiwis, mangoes, and peanut butter.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from free radicals.

The recommended daily intake is 6mg. It can be found in kiwis, mangoes, and peanut butter.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting and the maintenance of normal bones.

The recommended daily intake is 15mcg. It can be found in spinach, broccoli, green peas, and carrots.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting and the maintenance of normal bones.

The recommended daily intake is 15mcg. It can be found in spinach, broccoli, green peas, and carrots.

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision, skin, nails, function of the immune system, and the protection of cells from free radicals. It also has a role in cell multiplication.

The recommended daily intake is 3mg. It can be found in milk, cheese, yoghurt, brown rice, lean meat, and fish.

Zinc

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision, skin, nails, function of the immune system, and the protection of cells from free radicals. It also has a role in cell multiplication.

The recommended daily intake is 3mg. It can be found in milk, cheese, yoghurt, brown rice, lean meat, and fish.
Feeding Time

To help your toddler associate food with fun, we’ve designed a series of food-related flashcards that you can play with your child. The reverse side even includes useful nutritional information for you – because we believe no one is too old for flashcards.
Download and print these fun recipe cards to keep them handy in the kitchen.

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