Preschooler

Preschooler

Preschooler

Keeping track of a Preschooler is like trying to hold onto a little bundle of energy. They're busy exploring the world, and you're busy just trying to keep up. We’ll help you nurture their independence and provide nutritious options to help you navigate their changing food preferences.

By preferences
Feeding
Dietary

Physical Skills

  • Runs well without falling.
  • Sits in a booster seat or child's seat at family meals.

 

Eating Skills

  • Chews more skillfully & efficiently.
  • Mastering use of a spoon, fork & other utensils.
  • Can successfully put a spoon into the middle of their mouth, but still spill a lot.
  • Can control their bite & chew harder foods like meats & raw vegetables.
What to know now
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Eating like a grown-up

Your little one is excited to eat just like you. Their molars are in, and they’ve gotten even better at chewing. They know an apple slice means that they need to chew differently than they do for scrambled eggs. They also know to open wider for bigger foods, and to lick their lips when crumbs get there. Here are a few things you should know about the way your child is eating now.
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Frequently asked questions

I am having trouble thinking of nutritious meal and snack ideas for my child – do you have something that can help?

We sure do! You can text Dotti to set up an appointment with one of our Registered Dietitians to discuss his diet. You can also check out our menu planner to find nutritious developmentally appropriate menus for your preschooler.

My kiddo wants to help me in the kitchen. What are some ideas of things she can do?

That’s great! Take her food shopping with you to help pick out foods for her meals and snacks. When you get home, have her help unpack and put away in the refrigerator or pantry. When it comes time for food prep, after washing her own hands well, have her wash and rinse foods such as produce. Give her the spinach or lettuce to rip apart for the salad. If the food is very soft, have her try cutting with a butter knife (always under your supervision of course!)

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