A Nationwide Picture Of Toddlers’ Eating Habits & Activity – Tot It Up
Here is a great chance to use an amazing tool to track your children’s eating habits and activity levels to see if their diet is varied and healthy enough and that they are active enough every day. Taking part and using the new Tot It Up food tracker will not only give you this information but will also help build the biggest picture of toddler eating habits and activity nationwide. This will help to understand children’s habits and the information will be used to shape future advice to support families.
“Ever wondered whether your toddler is getting enough exercise or drinking enough fluids? This unique tool compares real-life food and activity with current recommendations, and gives a guide to how you are doing. It is really valuable for supporting parents to make small changes to maintain the right balance. “
I was challenged to try the Tot It Up food tracker for 7 days, tracking my toddler’s food and I’ve just finished my 7th day.
If you have a toddler, I encourage you to take part too. The Tot It Up Challenge aims to encourage 1000 mums to try out Tot It Up food tracker and I would love my blog readers to join in! 10 randomly chosen participants will win a £50 shopping voucher!
My eldest daughter is nearly three years old now and she’s quite a fussy eater so we worry about her diet sometimes and I do my best every day to vary her foods and make sure she eats enough from all food groups. It can difficult when the things she eats are quite limited.
I was really happy to hear about the Tot It Up food tracker as it’s exactly what we need to see how good her diet really is.
The tool also lets you track drinks, vitamin supplements and all kinds of activities. My daughter is very active and plays all day and walks long distances several times a week so I was not worried about her activity. She also takes a vitamin and omega oil supplement most days. My biggest concerns were if she eats enough fruit and vegetables and enough protein but the tracker has helped me get a good overview of her diet now and I’m really reassured.
I’ve used the website many times to look at the portion sizes for children aged 1-4 years when I thought my girl wasn’t eating enough and I find that part of the website so helpful when planning my daughter’s meals and deciding how much to serve her but the tracking tool is even more useful as it easily and quickly gives me a good picture of her food intake.
I enter the information every time I’m on the computer which is quite often and straight away I can see what kind of foods she’s had plenty of and what I need to add more of. It’s best to track your children’s diet for at least 7 days to get a good picture because all days are different and the weekly overall intake is more important than the individual days.
The tracker is so easy to use and the website is really lovely! The different food items are easy to find as they are all categorised and then you just add each item that your child has eaten or drunk and how much of it. The measurements are in the format of 1-3 crackers, ½-1 fruit pot, etc. so it’s not super precise but it will give you a good overview which is what’s important.
This is how my daughter did over the course of 7 days so I’m very happy to see that she does eat enough from the different food groups and that she does get enough fruit and vegetables and protein from her diet. The Tot It Up food tracker is such a helpful tool and I’m so pleased I’ve tried it. I highly recommend it to other parents.
Go try the tracker yourself and also check out this infographic below about toddler’s portion sizes — it has some very interesting facts!
Post in collaboration with Tot It Up.