Dietitians Dish on Meat and Alternatives and Your Preschooler: How Much and Which Ones

Uploaded by hnhucommunications on 06.09.2012

Meats and alternatives are an important part of your preschooler's diet. Canada's Food
Guide recommends that children age 3 to 5 have one serving a day. Offer alternatives
as well like peanut butter, beans and tofu often.
A serving is two and a half ounces of meat, chicken or fish (about the size of a deck
of cards), two tablespoons of peanut butter, ¾ of cup of beans or lentils, or two eggs.
You don't have to give a whole serving at once. Offer half a serving twice a day.
Remember to include at least two servings of fish per week. Fish are a good source of
omega-3 fats, which are important for your preschooler's growth and development. There
are a lot of low mercury fish to choose from such as salmon, haddock, cod, trout, shrimp,
light canned tuna or Lake Erie Perch! For more information check out our website
and other videos in this series.