How Much Food Does Your Toddler Need?
Encourage your toddler to eat, but do not force him. He may eat a lot one day and little the next. Give your child at least 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Serve small amounts. Let him have more if he is still hungry. Studies show that children usually eat what they need as long as they are offered healthy choices.
If you think your child is eating too much or too little, do not put him on a diet. Talk to your doctor or a counselor at