Toddler and Preschool Nutrition - Influences on Appetite and Eating Behaviour

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


The toddler (one to three years) and preschooler (three to five) years are critical for the formation of healthy nutrition habits as these years are the foundation of children’s future eating patterns (1,2). Parents, families and caregivers have the most influence on children’s diets during this time period (3). 
It is important for parents and caregivers to understand the influences on appetite and eating behaviours in toddlers and preschoolers. There are a number of concerns around
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Last Updated: 2021-10-08