Pediatrics Question #9


Which would be the best healthy snack option for a toddler?


  1. Cheese crackers and juice
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  2. Carrot sticks and dip
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  3. Squares of cheese
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  4. Cookies and milk
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The correct answer is C. Cheese is a healthy option because of the protein and calcium content and it is easy for toddlers to hold. Cheese crackers have little to no nutritional value while juice usually has a high sugar content. The most common cause of undernutrition is too much juice. Carrots are a healthy snack option for an older child but can be a choking hazard for a toddler. The dip has an increased sodium content. Milk is a good option for the protein and calcium but might be reserved for meals. Cookies have little nutritional value and are high in sugar.

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