Practical tips to help your toddler develop good eating habits

Have a look at these practical suggestions to make sure you’re helping your child develop good eating habits.

  1. After 12 months of age, serve about 2 cups whole milk in place of formula each day. After 2 years of age, gradually you may prefer to switch to lower-fat milk.
  2. “Food jags” are common. A toddler’s nutrient intake is usually balanced over time. Food likes and dislikes need to be respected as long as they are not excessive and do not put undue strain on the family.
  3. Offer children a variety of foods to set the stage for life-long healthful eating habits.
  4. It is important for parents and older siblings to set a good example. Children learn by imitating those around them.
  5. Meals should be served at approximately the same time each day.
  6. Most children benefit from smaller meals plus planned nutritious snacks, rather than two or three large meals.



The Haelen® method treats milk with a gentle cold method rather than through intense heat through pasteurisation, meaning improved flavour and nutrition which is lost to traditional processing.

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