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Healthy snacks & food swaps

Children have small stomachs so they require food at regular intervals, roughly every 2-3 hours.


  • Water is the best thirst quencher.
  • Milk is an important part of a growing child’s diet.
  • Milk and water are the most tooth-friendly drinks and can be given throughout the day.
  • Keep juice to mealtimes only and try to limit to once a day.
  • All fizzy drinks should be avoided.
  • Tea and coffee are not suitable for young children.

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