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The child’s appetite usually diminishes in this age. For the child to eat better at the meals, it is necessary to avoid offering him/her biscuits, caramels, salty snacks and soft drinks before the meals. A dish with varied food, besides being more nutritious and tasteful, it is colourful, beautiful and helps the child wish to eat.

The child likes to go shopping with the parents, collecting the vegetables in the garden and preparing the food. In these opportunities the child also learns to like more healthy food.

A well-nourished child has better health and learns better.

The family provides good food to the child when:

• Arranges for varied, fresh and clean food;

• Encourages and helps the child to eat;

• Gives the example eating varied food.