Do children need something to eat

Regular meals facilitate optimal care

Regular meals give a child the energy and nutrients they need

Regular meals provide a child with the necessary energy and nutrients throughout the day. At the same time, this gives the daily routine a fixed structure that the child and parents can use to orientate themselves. Meals should include one warm and two cold main course and at least two additional snacks.

Meals should always alternate with meal-free times of around two to three hours. You should not offer your child any snacks, sugary drinks or milk during these meal breaks between meals.

Even if not all meals can be eaten together, you should give your child the opportunity to eat with you as often as possible. The family should eat together at least once a day. When children eat at the family table, many of them will soon want to taste the adults' meals. Because children are usually curious, want to get to know and try out new things. This also applies to food. Unfamiliar foods are a wonderful field of activity for children and parents alike. From around the age of one, children are so advanced that they want to get to know, smell and try almost everything that adults eat for themselves. And you can do that without hesitation.