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various fresh fruits and vegetables

Eating differently colored fruits and veggies provides a variety of vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks of good health. Make sure your child gets to try every color!

Sources:
"Your Guide to Vitamin & Mineral Supplements." Mayo Clinic. 2011.
"Follow the rainbow to your health." Mayo Clinic Health System. April 12, 2016.

Red

Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, red peppers, beets, tomatoes, and watermelon

Orange/Yellow

Carrots, peaches, pineapple, sweet potato, corn, orange peppers, butternut squash, and pumpkin

Green

Spinach, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, green beans, peas, and Brussels sprouts

Blue/Purple

Blueberries, eggplant, beets, blackberries, purple grapes, raisins, and figs

White

Potatoes, banana, onions, cauliflower, and mushrooms

Note: Be sure to cut all foods into small pieces for your child before serving. Choking hazards include whole grapes, dried raisins, and other dried fruits. Remove all pits, stems, and seeds from foods such as cherries and peaches.

Check out our sample menu tailored to your toddler’s age.

This content is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or a guarantee of prevention, improvement, or treatment of specific conditions. Always consult with your healthcare provider about your specific medical questions or concerns.