What kind of foods should your preschooler be eating? How can you be sure his meals and his snacks are meeting the nutritional needs of his growing body?
Fortunately, help is just a click away. Log onto: http://www.mypyramid.gov/index.html for the latest recommendations on food plans for preschoolers. You'll find menus for children, ages 2 to 5 years, that list the amounts and types of foods that will give preschoolers plenty of fruit, vegetables, proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. The site also offers ideas for helping children learn to make healthy food choices, plus suggestions for improving the entire family's diet.
Literature and books about good nutrition for children are featured in the "On the Path to Good Health" exhibit in Youth Services during the month of September. September is National Food Safety Education Month. Our monthly health exhibits are supported by Kaiser Permanente and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends.
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