What is a portion of fruit?
Don’t restrict healthy foods
There are only so many meals/snacks in the day.
- Aim for around 3-5 vegetable portions and 2 portions of fruit each day.
- Don’t worry if they have more than 2 portions of fruit in a day, but perhaps consider if there are opportunities for more veg in the diet
- Give veg sticks as a snack alternating with fruits – raw cucumber, red pepper, celery or carrot for older children with molar teeth
- Offer pieces of cooked vegetables for smaller children as snacks
Add protein and fats to snacks
Anna is a Nutritional Therapist working with babies and children in Bristol and online. Weaning Consultations, and 1:1 Children’s Health appointments available to support the whole family.