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Meals a four year old child should eat It is important for a four-year-old child to eat a well balanced diet

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Meals a four year old child should eat It is important for a four-year-old child to eat a well balanced diet. They should eat three main meals each day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The British nutrition foundation says that the most important thing to remember when thinking about making changes to your own child's diet is that food should be enjoyable. Foods should not be classified as either good or bad, as no matter how bad the food is it can always be included in a healthy diet as long as the overall balance of nutrients in the diet is right. Getting a good start booklet also from the health promotion agency tells us that we should encourage the child to eat a wide variety and the right amounts of each food. The food standards agency's also gives this advice. It also says that mealtimes are social occasions, which provide children with opportunities to learn table manners and to practice their language skills. ...read more.

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The dairy council tells us that we should try to get children to eat fruit and raw vegetables for snacks such as oranges, grapes and carrots or celery sticks. At lunch times you should vary the child's meals and keep them interesting and healthy. As one third of our diet should be made up from starchy foods try giving the child thick sliced bread or rolls, other starchy foods that could be put in the lunch box are pasta, rice and scones with a small amount of spread. Try to give the child a range of fillings in their lunch eg tuna, ham, peanut butter, salad or cheese and tomato. Fruit juice, water or milk is best as a drink in the lunch box as fizzy juice may make the child hyper for the rest of the day and it is also full of additives and sugar. Instead of giving the child sweets in their lunch try giving them some nuts or raisins, grapes or a bun. ...read more.

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This allows the child to try fruit and vegetables that they have never tried or refused to try in the past without even knowing what they are eating. She has this view because she is a childminder and a playschool teacher. I agree with my mum on this issue as I feel that her way is more fun for the child and it is better in a way because the child is not made to feel that they are being forced into eating the food but that they are eating the food because it is nice. I also agree with the information given from the health promotion agencies 'getting a good start' leaflet which says to involve your child in the preparation of the meal only when safe to do so, to encourage the child to eat all foods but never force them to eat and to offer finger foods of all kinds but especially fruit and vegetables on the table for the child to try out the foods for themselves. ?? ?? ?? ?? Key issue 3 ...read more.

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