Healthy Balanced Diet
For Children

Healthy eating habits that begin early on in life can impact a child's future health and well-being.

A child's body is different from that of an adult. Since children are constantly growing and developing, they have specific nutritional needs and requirements which are different to yours. As their bodies grow and develop, their needs will continue to change.  

Why is a healthy balanced diet for young children important?

  • It supports brain development
  • Promotes physical growth and development.
  • Builds up their strength and immunity.
  • Gives them adequate levels of energy.
  • Minimises future health risks
  • Helps them establish healthy eating habits at a young age
As your child grows and starts to explore new tastes, he is also learning to say 'no'. Even with your best intentions, it can be a challenge to make sure he consumes a well-balanced diet each day. Most children's diets fall short of the recommended daily amounts of vitamins and minerals but there are plenty of ways to promote healthy eating that will lead to good habits later on in life.
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Healthy diet for kids

Your toddler may look and act like a little adult, but his nutritional needs are still very different to yours. Children have smaller stomachs but need plenty of energy and nutrients to promote healthy growth and development.

Weekly Meal Plans

Healthy eating in the early years of life lay the foundations for a child's future health and growth.

Making meal times nutritious and fun

Feeding a toddler who's in the midst of developing their own personality can be a challenge! But it can help to try and spend a bit of time thinking about things from your toddler's point of view, they're simply trying to express their newfound independence.

Tips for fussy eaters

Some toddlers go through long periods of being fussy about food, whereas others seem to simply have an occasional off day.

Feeding to support the immune system

Your child's immune system is still developing and will continue to develop well into adulthood. Although an efficient immune system often works unnoticed, fighting off germs and infection before your toddler's body has chance to develop any symptoms, an occasional cold or bug is unavoidable.

Importance of Iron

Toddlers' relatively high iron requirements mean they're more vulnerable to iron deficiency if they don't consume iron rich foods regularly.

Aptamil Junior's Healthy Eating Tips

Children are more likely to try foods that come in different colors and shapes.