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Adding snacks to the menu

Snack time is a great way to introduce your older baby to healthy independent eating.

Parents should offer a variety of nutrient-dense, age-appropriate snacks including fruit, vegetables, yogurt, and whole-grain foods. By doing this, you can help your child establish healthy eating habits at an early age.

Because babies have small tummies, they need to eat more often during the day than adults. These eating occasions, which can include snack time, help ensure they get the nutrition needed for healthy growth and development.

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