Avoid Fats

Certain fats and cholesterol are important to your toddler’s growth and development, so don’t restrict them (even if they’re not so great for you to indulge in).

Babies and toddlers need to get about half of their daily calories from fat to help with brain and nervous system development. Fats also help the body absorb certain vitamins (A, D, E and K).

Plan to gradually decrease fat consumption once your child reaches age 2, dropping down to about 1/3 of their daily calories by ages 4 or 5.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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