Nutrition from 24 to 36 months: General recommendations
Recommendations to feed your child perfectly and give him balanced nutrition from 24 to 36 months:
During this year, changes in weight and height are much less important than those seen from birth to two years. The child is much more active and independent, makes contact with the outside world, and continuously disburses energy, due to its constant movement.
His personality is more determined and his growth continues: respect for his nature and preferences must be borne in mind, not making comparisons in his growth rate or eating more or less than other children his age. If the child is healthy, his appetite is the best guide to his nutritional needs: do not force him to eat. The quality of what you eat is much more important than the quantity. You have to know how to vary:
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Nutrition from 24 to 36 months: Milk and derivatives
By substituting the bottle for the glass, the amount of milk is decreased. To provide the calcium essential for growth, the consumption of dairy products must be encouraged, as well as incorporating milk into soups, purees, etc. Also favor the consumption of other foods rich in calcium (fish, legumes, vegetables). But you should not substitute “non-dairy” foods for “dairy” foods when the child does not want them, because then the diet will become unbalanced.
Nutrition from 24 to 36 months: Meat and fish
Despite using alternative meats, such as beef or pork, lean meats should be preferred. Do not abuse the fried and battered ones. Serve it in small pieces together with vegetables (stews, stews) or with pasta (macaroni, cannelloni, etc.). Do not make meat the center of the meal.
The fish can be fresh or frozen and can be combined with rice, vegetables, etc.
Although the liver is very rich in iron, and can sometimes substitute for meat, you should not abuse it. The brains are, above all, very rich in fat, they do not provide advantages and can be difficult to digest, so they are not recommended. Nor do we recommend the consumption of other organ meats.
Nutrition from 24 to 36 months: Eggs
From 1 to 3 per week, alone or incorporated into purees, flan, custard, etc.
Nutrition from 24 to 36 months: Bread and cereals.
If they are administered in the form of puffed cereals together with milk, in the morning, they constitute a complete breakfast.
Rice and pasta will be given 1 to 2 times a week each. Potatoes can make up 50% of vegetable purees.
Nutrition from 24 to 36 months: Fruits and vegetables
Vegetables should preferably be served, boiled, steamed or with little water, to avoid large losses of vitamins and minerals during cooking. Vary them to the maximum day by day.
The fruits should be fresh and preferably uncooked, ensuring that they are ripe. The juices, preferably natural, can be administered in small quantities also between meals.
What should we avoid?
- Fried in excess. Butters and bacon are not necessary and should be avoided.
- Cakes and sweets, as well as sugar as a condiment. Do not create a habit for foods that are too sweet.
- Salt and spicy seasonings, very elaborate sauces.
- Cocoa and derivatives. Do not give them in excess or below 18 to 24 months, as they are exciting.
- Coffee, tea, cola-based drinks
- Soft drinks and carbonated drinks. Too many fluids can decrease your appetite.
- Alcoholic drinks
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