Many Nigerian parents often wonder what to feed their young children during the school term. This food timetable summarizes some of the meals you can make for your child during the preschool years. Ideally at this stage your child should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family, with an emphasis on those with nutritional value. This includes fresh vegetables and fruits, dairy products (milk, yoghurt, cheese), lean meats (chicken, turkey, fish, beef), egg and whole grain cereals and bread. At the same time, limit or eliminate the junk food in your child's diet, and get rid of sugared beverages. How Much Food Do Children Need? You should remember that each child's energy needs are different. This can vary according to age, growth periods and how active or inactive your child is. For instance, your child may need more energy during growth spurts or active participation in sports. This is why it is important for you to ensure a healthy intake of calories along with essential nutrients. Read more >> Food Timetable For Nigerian Children Ages 5-10.