Is Your Toddler Eating Right?

~ Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:24 AM ~

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Have you ever wondered how much nutrients is your toddler getting in his daily food intake?

Well, wonder no more!

Go and try out the "Tot It Up" tool to get a general overview of your child's diet and analysis of the balance of foods needed.

Based on Ben's meals today, I keyed in the portions and below is the analysis report:

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Looks like everything is fine and dandy except I need to increase the intake under "Milk, cheese & yogurt", "Fruits & Vege" and possibly look into the water intake for Ben. My boy guzzles water like nobody's business! But then he's always running around and up to something and active all the time, so I guess it justifies the amount of water he had daily.

As for physical activity, there's not much choice given in the list, though I'd love to add in reading, drawing, playing at balcony, listening and dancing along to music to the activities.

Go and try out the tool now!

And let me know the results you got! Smile

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Comments (7) -

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Thank you for sharing this chart!  I did for Isabelle and her diet is balanced. But need to increase on her physical activity.  I think she is already doing enough activities but no harm to follow.  I will post the chart in my blog soon.  Enjoy your weekend! Smile


Hey how cool! I guess anything can be computerized now. Even a shopping stop at some of our local supermarkets have blood pressure reading machines. You just wrapped yourself with, urm not sure what it's called, and then the computer will generate a report for you.

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Hi Catheryn!
No problem. Just came across the site so thought of sharing it to you guys. You have a nice weekend too! Safe trip ya if you're going back hometown! Smile

Hey Rosebelle!
I've seen those around here but mostly in pharmacies. And they just tell you on the spot what are your results. What you mentioned is way more modern! Smile


I did this analysis for my little guy.  The only problem that I had was it really didn't take into account food allergies.  It suggested that I feed him more cereal, bread, fish, and meat... none of which he can have.  It is hard to keep things balanced in a toddler's diet, especially when there are some food groups that are made up mostly of foods he can't have.  He is allergic to wheat, eggs, beef, fish, shellfish, and oats... I'm just happy he eats plenty of fruits, veggies, cheese and yogurt. Smile

Thanks for posting this.  It was interesting to see.

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Hello Colleen!
Oh wow! Thanks for sharing your feedback! And good to hear your son eats plenty of the foods you mentioned.


What a great parenting tool! But not useful yet, because my baby's only started solids, and I'll be only keying in "breast milk", "breast milk" and "breast milk" :p

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Hi farhana!
Glad you like it. But please note that the physical activities are quite limited though... I mean, for us, Ben also spends time doing drawing, running around, playing at balcony all of which are also burning up calories but I guess it's never considered heavy physical activities enough... Tong

Great to hear you're starting the solids journey! Enjoy it! Smile Btw have you received your winning copy of the Alternative ABCs board book? Keep me updated ya! Smile

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