Penelusuran Referensi Pangan dan Gizi
As a child gets older and needs a larger total quantity of food each day, the food needs to be divided into a larger number of meals. The number of meals that an infant or young child needs in a day depends on (WHO, 2009):
Breastfed infant 9–23 months needs 3–4 meals a day, depending on the child’s appetite, 1–2 nutritious snacks may be offered. Snacks are defined as foods eaten between meals, often self-fed finger foods, which are convenient and easy to prepare. If they are fried, they may have a high energy density. The transition from 2 to 3 meals, and from smaller to larger meals, happens gradually between those ages, depending on the child’s appetite and how he or she is developing (WHO, 2009).