Daily Fruits for Children

Understand what amount of fruits four and five year olds should have in their daily diet with expert childcare tips in this free online healthy kids diet video clip.

Part of the Video Series: How to Teach Kid's Nutrition

Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Pam on behalf of Expert Village and today we're going to talk about eating healthy and physical activity in four and five year olds. Now we're going to talk about this red stripe right here, which represents the fruit section. Now, as you can see the stripes have gotten smaller with each one, so fruit although is very important, is not as important like we said as the grain group. Now the recommended allowance for four to five year olds, with fruit is one to one and a half cups. With fruit it's very important that you eat a rainbow of fruit, because each color represents the different vitamins and minerals that are in it. For instance, green fruit such as kiwi and pears has different vitamins and minerals than red fruit, such as strawberries, or yellow fruits like pineapple, cantaloupe, or bananas. All fruit helps protect against diseases, they help with your vision, give you strong bones and teeth, they help with your memory, but they really help keeps your hearts and immune systems healthy. They're a good source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and potassium. Now, one cup of fruit is equal to a piece of fruit such as a banana, a couple strawberries because they're small, or an orange, or an apple, or a slice of melon, like a melon wedge. One cup of one hundred percent fruit juice is best, but things like orange juice, apple juice, pineapple juice. One cup of canned fruit or half a cup of dried fruit. And that's all for fruit.

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