Toddler Menu Planner: making toddler meal planning easy
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A simple guide to help families ensure that their toddler receives a balanced diet every day. Specially developed to meet the growing needs of small tummies!
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As parents we are expected to have all the answers but when it comes to feeding toddlers, it can be hard to get the balance right: which foods to offer, how much and how often are all key to encourage healthy habits for life.
We conducted a survey among 400 parents to understand the challenges. Here’s what you said:
- 7 out of 10 parents found offering a variety of meals a big challenge, with 1 out of 3 of you not confident about what to feed
- More than half of parents surveyed told us they struggled with portion size… although nearly 70% of all parents we talked to tended to offer too much on the plate
- And….more than 54% of children did not have a routine of 3 meals and 2-3 snacks
We listened to what you said! – Working jointly with parents for parents we developed the Toddler Menu Planner – A simple and visual guide for all families to get the balance right – which foods; how often; how much?
Did you know….
Rapidly growing toddlers require more nutrients in each mouthful of food than adults – The Toddler Menu Planner is specially developed to meet the growing needs of smaller tummies (1-4 year olds) and is packed with useful info and helpful tools, including:
- 67 tasty and nutritious toddler recipes developed by a paediatric dietitian
- A 14-day meal planner featuring easy toddler meal ideas and healthy toddler snacks
- Photos of the recommended toddler portion size for each recipe and snack ideas for children
- Guidance on how to combine a variety of meals and snacks to ensure that your toddler receives a balanced diet every day
- Tips and tricks on saving money on groceries, ordering and shopping for food
Don’t just take our word for it
… Results from a small four-week pilot found*:
agree or strongly agree that the Toddler Menu Planner ‘makes it easier to plan and prepare healthy meals for toddlers’
of parents felt increased confidence when planning meals for their child
of parents experienced a decrease in annoyance when planning meals for their child
increase in healthier food choices for kids
reduction in excessive portion sizes at mealtimes
*Pilot sample size of 22 individuals
“I loved the portion guidance, it made me offer much more fruit rather than just at snack times !” – Jo from Weston-Super-Mare
“I was really struggling to find healthy recipes for my child, the planner gave me lots of ideas that my son enjoyed” – Sarah from Norwich
“It gave me better insight into how to better meal times as a family and food waste was much less” – Sarah from Ayr
The Toddler Menu Planner is supported by a number of leading early years organisations including:
London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)
“Every child deserves the right to have a healthy diet and live an active life. However, the reality is that more than 22 per cent of London’s children are an unhealthy weight before they even start school – with the highest rates occurring in the most disadvantaged areas. To create significant change to long-term health we have to look at the important early years of a child’s life and create healthy habits with diet and activity from the start – which is why I’m pleased to support the Infant & Toddler Menu Planner – helping to keep our children well-nourished and healthy.”
June O’Sullivan MBE and CEO of London Early Years Foundation
Early Years Alliance (EYA)
“We believe that good nutrition and healthy eating starts from an early age and the Infant and Toddler Forum’s latest initiative is integral in making this happen. We are delighted to support the new Toddler Menu Planer resource”.
Neil Leitch, Chief Executive Officer
Professional Association for Childcare in the Early Years (PACEY)
“We know that the early years of a child’s life are some of the most vital. The Toddler Menu Planner gives families a valuable and comprehensive way of making sure their little ones have a healthy, balanced diet and support their ongoing development”.
Sue McVay, Director of Membership and Services
We are confident you will find our products helpful and informative. In the unlikely case that you won’t be happy with your purchase, you have 14 days to request a refund at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds are discussed on a case-by-case basis.