Babies and toddlers need good nutrition, sleep and age-appropriate activity for healthy growth and development. Parents can protect the health of young children through immunisation and child safety.
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Topic: Babies (0-3) - healthy eating
Children who skip breakfast may lack sufficient vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B2.
Childcare centres should provide healthy meals for your children.
Encourage children to drink and enjoy water. Sweet drinks such as juice, cordial and soft drinks may cause health problems for children if consumed in large amounts.
If you eat and enjoy fruit and vegetables every day, your child may eventually follow your lead.
First foods for babies can be prepared easily and cheaply at home without salt, seasonings and sweeteners.
Children have a natural ability to sense when they are hungry and when they are full.
Kids should eat lots of healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and bread
See also Healthy living - Food and nutrition