Re: Toddler is super picky eater. Not interested in food.
So with all the above. Especially the part about snacks. Snacking is a normal eating pattern for a toddler and/or young child, and there's data to suggest that adults who eat small snacks throughout the day are eating in a healthier way than those who save their hunger for meals, in that they are less likely to overindulge.
Originally Posted by @llli*isabelofmtl
When my first kid was little, I fell into the habit of offering snacks that were easy and processed, like goldfish crackers and granola bars. And since those snacks added up to a significant portion of my child's daily intake, her overall diet wasn't what it should have been. One day I was at an outdoor concert and I saw this kid sitting in his stroller, peacefully devouring a bag of fresh blueberries. This big light went on in my head- blueberries! Now THAT is what I call a snack!!! So instead of giving my kid a bowl of goldfish crackers or Gerber puffs, I started offering her bowls of fruit (grapes, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, raisins). And I made a concerted effort to banish processed treats from the house and the shopping list. It's a struggle that's never finished. If I have a bag of chips in the house, the kids demand that for a snack. If there are no chips, they are content with apples and carrot sticks. Because there are no other options!
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