Children of this age may have swings in appetite depending on activity levels, so allow them to choose how much they need to eat while offering a wide variety of healthy foods. Some children only eat small amounts at the evening meal, so make sure that the afternoon snack is nutritious, not just high in energy.
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Snack suggestions include:
  • A sandwich with a glass of milk
  • Cereal and fruit
  • A bowl of soup and toast.