Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers
Develop Healthy Eating Habits
Many things influence what and how much your child eats.
As a parent, you have the most influence on your child. You can do a lot to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life:
- Set a Good Example
- Offer a Variety of Foods
- Start Small with Portions
- Help Them Know When They've Had Enough
- Follow a Meal and Snack Schedule
- Make Mealtime a Family Time
- Cope with a Picky Eater
- Help Them Try New Foods
- Make Food Fun
Your preschooler's normal growth and development also play a big role in their eating habits. As preschoolers grow, they change physically, mentally, and socially. These changes affect everything they do, including eating. See a roadmap of what to expect.
Marketing and advertising can also affect what your child wants to eat. How can you cope with what your preschooler sees on food packages or TV?