NNI Digest Series

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Snacking is one of the important sources of nutrition for toddlers’ diets, as well as a way to fill the nutritional gap between meals. Toddlers tend to imitate elders and are influenced by the social environment. This imitation extends even when it comes to snacking. Toddler-hood is a stage wherein healthy eating habits can be integrated. A healthy snack for a toddler should be nutritionally balanced and should be able to support the main meals, to meet the increasing nutrient requirements of the growing toddler, without affecting proper meals.

Adequate nutrition support of preterm infants is important for their survival and long-term health and development. Breastfeeding is the first choice of nutrition for preterm infants. Human milk fortification is an effective strategy to optimize nutrition in preterm infants. In the absence of breast milk, preterm infant formulas are used to meet the nutritional requirements of preterm infants.