Adults, school-aged children and preschoolers all need the same foods and nutrients for good health. However, each group needs them in different quantities. And, of course, within each group, the amount of food needed by an individual will vary depending on that person’s activity level. Smaller tummies need smaller portions.
It is essential for parents and caregivers to provide children with healthy food in age-appropriate portions at regularly scheduled meals and snacks. Then let the kids decide how much they want to eat.