Children over age of 1 should be offered low-fat and nonfat foods.
Fat should NOT be restricted in babies under age 1.
- In children ages 1 and 3 years old, fat calories should make up 30 – 40 % of total calories.
- In children age 4 and older, fat calories should make up 25 – 35% of total calories.
Fruits and vegetables are healthy snack foods.
Children should be taught healthy eating habits early, so they may continue them throughout life.