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toddler: 1-3 yrs.

You’ll probably notice a sharp drop in your toddler’s appetite after his first birthday. Suddenly he’s picky about what he eats, turns his head away after just a few bites, or resists coming to the table at mealtimes. It may seem as if he should be eating more now that he’s so active, but there’s a good reason for the change. His growth rate has slowed, and he really doesn’t require as much food now.

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Dietary Fat and Toddlers

In the first 2 years of life, you need to avoid placing any restrictions on the amount of fat your child consumes. Your toddler actually needs fat in his diet to ensure proper growth and brain development.

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