Toddlers are busy little people, and sometimes they can seem to be living on air - but how much does your toddler really need to eat?
Toddlers and children are very good at regulating the amount of food they eat. When left to their own devices, these clever clogs will usually eat all they need for healthy growth and development, even if it doesn't seem like very much to you!
The average toddler needs to eat an impressive 95 kcal per kg of body weight (as opposed to us adults, who need only 30-35 kcal per kg). The catch is that their stomachs are only a third the size of an adult's. This means it's important to offer them a high-energy diet with more good-quality calories per spoonful - every bite really does count!