From 18 to 24 Months - Nutrition

Pregnancy and Beyond

Children of this age may need to eat frequently because their stomachs are small and they need energy for their activities. Planning nutritious snacks between meals is important.

A nutritious snack should satisfy your child's hunger for at least a couple of hours. Foods you choose should contain some protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Most foods that are all right for meals are also good choices for snacks.

When preparing snacks, choose foods from at least two categories of the Food Guide Pyramid: milk, meat, fruits, vegetables and grains. The following combinations are snack suggestions: