Toddler nutrition

first_imgRemember, these are toddler-size servings.Toddlers prefer to eat finger food, Crawley said. Cut up vegetables into cubes or strips, dice fruits and slice meat into strips.After age 1, a child can eat whole eggs. “Don’t make sweet foods like chocolate milk unavailable, but only allow small amounts,” she said.Parents often give children too many fluids, which can dampen their appetite. “Feed your child first. Then give them juice, water or milk,” she said.”However, limit the amount of juice to only 4 ounces a day,” she said. “Juices in large amounts often cause diarrhea. It’s better for the child to drink out of a cup so they won’t consume as much as drinking from a bottle.”Give your child 16 to 24 ounces of milk each day. At age 2, you can switch to skim or 2 percent milk. Serve whole milk only to a child under 2 because “their brain is growing at a rapid rate so they need the fat for nerve development,” she said.Children commonly become anemic because they don’t get enough iron-rich foods. A child who is often sick may be more at risk for being anemic.To prevent anemia, provide foods such as meats, leafy green vegetables, fortified cereal and peas or beans. Meat, poultry and fish are the best sources for iron because they contain a more absorbable iron, Crawley said.”Iron found in foods such as baked beans … needs a vitamin C source like juice or citrus fruit to be consumed with it to increase absorption,” she said.”Introducing your toddler to the proper portions of nutritious foods,” Crawley said, “will ensure that he is supplied with enough calories and nutrients for his healthy growth and development.”(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Morgan RoanUniversity of GeorgiaParents are often confused when their toddler’s appetite suddenly decreases and his interest in certain foods changes, too.”After the first year of life, food is not the focus because the child is more interested in experiencing the other senses,” said Connie Crawley, an Extension Service nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.This is a normal stage for toddlers to go through, she said. Their appetites decrease due to the slower growth rate, too.”Train toddlers to eat a variety of foods through exposure and encouragement, not through pressuring them,” Crawley said. “A child may need to be offered a new food up to 10 times before he willingly accepts it. Children tend to be … scared of trying new things.””Parents give up too easily,” Crawley said. Instead, a parent should eat a certain new food in front of the child and encourage him to try it. A child’s taste buds are always changing. Being a good “nutrition role model” makes it more likely that a child will mimic the food intake of the parents.It’s important for parents to establish a balanced diet for their children so they will grow and develop properly.”It’s best to feed your child healthy food first before offering sweets,” she said.A toddler should be fed 1 tablespoon of a food per year of age. For example, a 1-year-old should be offered on a plate 1 tablespoon of peas, 1 tablespoon of meat, 1 tablespoon of grains, etc., per meal. Of course if the child wants more, more can be offered, since each child’s appetite can vary each day and even at each meal.The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Guide Pyramid recommends a minimum number of daily servings for each food group. The numbers: grains, six; vegetables, three; fruit, two; milk and milk products, three; meat or other proteins, two. There is no minimum recommended for fat.last_img read more

Giannis ready for ‘toughest’ ever NBA challenge

first_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much As 22 teams prepare to head for Orlando for the NBA’s restart on July 30, some critics have argued that the four-month pandemic shutdown means there will forever be an asterisk against the eventual winners.Antetokounmpo, however, is in the opposite camp insisting that the unique circumstances of the campaign make it the “toughest” NBA championship in history to claim.“I feel like a lot of people say that there’s gonna be a star next to this championship,” reigning NBA MVP Antetokounmpo said on a conference call according to ESPN.“I feel like, at the end of the day, this is gonna be the toughest championship you could ever win – because the circumstances are really, really tough right now. So, whoever wants it more is going to be able to go out there and take it.”NBA teams playing in Orlando will be kept in a “bubble” at Disney World for the remainder of the season, with limited family contact during this time, according to reports.Antetokounmpo believes that will only add to the challenge over the final months of the season.“I feel like, as I said before, this is the toughest title,” Antetokounmpo said. “Obviously, you go somewhere without your family for four months, three months, and you haven’t played basketball for three-and-a-half, four months.“Obviously, whoever team wants it more, has gotta be mentally prepared for all the situations and gotta go out there and execute.“Whoever wants it more, whoever is mentally prepared for all this, what’s going on in Orlando, that’s the team that’s gonna come out on top.”Antetokounmpo meanwhile is unfazed by the escalating coronavirus situation in Florida, where cases have skyrocketed in the weeks since the NBA confirmed its return to action.“Everybody has concerns about their health,” he said. “Nobody wants to put themselves in risk out there, but at the end of the day, that’s what the NBA chose, and we’re gonna resume the games, and we’ve all gotta do our job.Giannis Antetokounmpo says winning this year’s NBA championship will be harder than everRead Also: West Ham stun Chelsea, Aubameyang fires Arsenal revival“And my job is to play basketball and go out there and support my teammates, and represent the city. But for sure, I think me, my teammates, my family – especially my mom – everybody has concerns about our health, and my health.”The Bucks head into the restart as the favorites to reach the NBA Finals from the Eastern Conference. The Bucks led the East by 6.5 games when the season was halted in March, with a record of 53 wins and only 12 losses.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo believes winning this season’s NBA crown will be harder than ever, dismissing suggestions a championship victory will be diminished by the coronavirus shutdown.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Trojans can’t handle tough Ducks defense

first_imgThe cold streak continues for the USC men’s basketball team.Struggles · Senior guard Dwight Lewis only scored eight points against a surprisingly stingy Oregon defense while playing nearly the entire game. Lewis and the Trojans scored just 12 points in the second half on Thursday night at the Galen Center. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan Mired by offensive ineptitude and missed opportunities of late, the Trojans (16-11, 8-7) brought their shooting woes home on Thursday, losing just their fourth game at the Galen Center this season to visiting Oregon 54-44.“We just couldn’t do the job tonight,” said USC coach Kevin O’Neill. “I thought we were low energy, and we just didn’t come out with any boost at all. We didn’t make shots. And when you have 18 turnovers, it’s hard to win.”Despite a 32-23 lead at the half, the Trojans were only able to muster 12 points in the second half while shooting just 24 percent from the field. Guard Tajuan Porter scored 16 for the Ducks (13-14, 5-10), but it was USC’s late-game offensive breakdown that proved to be the deciding factor.“It is frustrating,” O’Neill said. “I’m sure our players are frustrated too. They didn’t line up those wide-open shots to miss them.”Unlike later in the game, USC showed signs of dominance in the first half; the Trojans jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on two 3-pointers from senior guard Marcus Johnson and maintained control of the ball game for most of the early proceedings. USC led by as many as 12 in the half and entered the break nine points ahead.But the second half was where the wheels fell off for the Trojans, as they went on scoreless runs of nine and six minutes while the Ducks took the advantage. Guard LeKendric Longmire had 11 points and Porter had eight for Oregon, including a late 3-pointer that sealed the victory, in the second period.“We really failed to capitalize,” said USC senior guard Mike Gerrity. “We settled for outside shots. [Our] confidence started to lower. It was very frustrating.”Longmire contributed 13 points and four rebounds in total on the night, and Oregon guard Malcolm Armstead added seven points coming off the bench.If there is a silver lining to be found, it comes in the form of the Trojans defense. Despite their continued struggles on offense, the Trojans have maintained consistency on the opposite side of the ball throughout the season, and their defense now ranks fourth in the nation at 56.4 points allowed per game. Against Oregon, USC did not allow a point for the first 4:05 of the first half and held the Ducks under the Trojans’ season average.“It would be our hope to try and bounce back here,” O’Neill said. “It’s just a shame to play that poorly in the second half.“The Trojans will now face Oregon State on Saturday in their last home game of the year. The second-to-last-place Beavers enter the game at 12-15 and 6-9 in the Pac-10 but have already beat the Trojans once this season in Corvallis, Ore.last_img read more