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Toddler Nutrition


Food provides the energy and nutrients that young children need to be healthy. Toddlers are learning to feed themselves and to eat new foods. They should eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups.

Each day, toddlers need enough nutrients, including:

  • 7 milligrams of iron
  • 700 milligrams of calcium
  • 600 IU of vitamin D

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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