Is your child eating enough calories?

How much should your child really eat?  Preschoolers in general need about 1, 000 to 1,400 calories per day. Roughly five or six mini-meals throughout the day are what is needed to keep their energy up.  

The following is a breakdown of how much preschoolers should consume for each food group:
Vegetables – 1 cup
Fruits – 1 cup
Grains – 3 ounces
Meats & Beans 2 to 3 ounces
Dairy 2 cups
Oils 3 teaspoons
Fats & SweetsLimit as much as possible

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