Time to Eat

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 2.03.23 PMBy Donna Doll-Yogerst, Family Living Educator

Feeding preschoolers can be a challenge. A balanced diet is important but preschoolers have more opinions about what they will eat. Read this fact sheet to learn some guidelines about what preschoolers need to eat and to get some tips for making eating fun (for both of you).


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Read the fact sheet:


  1. MyPlate for Preschoolers. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). http://www.choosemyplate.gov/preschoolers.html
  2. Morrison, Patty (2008) Making Family Mealtime Fun and Easy, Extension Service West Virginia University. http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/depts/infores/pubs/fypubs/Mealtime%20Member_Final.pd
  3. Carruth et al., 2004 Copyright © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College  Making Mealtime Fun for the Whole Family   http://www.foodandfun.org/?p=learn/parents/info&subject=Make+Mealtimes+Fun
  4. Snack Time – Bridge between Meals Copyright © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College http://www.foodandfun.org/?p=learn/parents/info&subject=Snack+Time+-+A+Bridge+Between+Meals