ID

348-150 (HNFE-105P)

Authors as Published

Elena Serrano, Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech; Alicia Powell, Undergraduate Student, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech

Cover, Healthy Eating for Children Ages 2 to 5 Years Old: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

This publication is available in PDF and ePub format.

Rapid growth and development occurs during the preschool years, ages 2 through 5. A child grows about 2 to 3 inches and gains 4 to 5 pounds each year. Proper nutrition and opportunities to play and be physically active are critical to ensuring your child grows properly, learns to enjoy nutritious foods, and adopts healthy behaviors for maximum development and lifelong health.

This publication covers various topics of interest to parents and caregivers of young children and gives an overview of optimal feeding practices.


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

December 13, 2013