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You need to include some of these foods in the diet of young active children as they provide lots of calories, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, plus the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. But be careful as they contain a high ratio of calories to nutrients and excess amounts can cause obesity.
As your child gets older and is taking a wide range of foods, at around a year it is good to start thinking of the types of fats given. Butter can be substituted with margarines. Choose a margarine that is high in polyunsaturates or monounsaturates, and one that is fortified with Vitamins A and D. You can also use oils in cooking that are high in monounsatures and polyunsaturates such as olive or sunflower oil.