Limit their snacking

by Annette

I do not allow my children to just grab anything out if the cabinet. The only exception is fruit. They can eat that at anytime. If they wanting more than fruit than I can fix a nutritious snack and they will be hungry enough to eat it.

Also if snacks are limited and controlled when it is time for dinner they are more willing to eat what is put in front of them and a healthy meal is easier to present then.

Also just before dinner is ready I put out a tray of raw veggies for those who are starving and is having a hard time waiting for dinner.

Also keeping a container of water that is easy to get to in the fridge or out where they are playing helps them to drink more water throughout the day.

mom to 7

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Jul 28, 2010
Limit their snacking/not straving
by: Annette

When I say limit their snacking I do not mean they do not get snacks. Usually they have snacks twice a day. What I mean is they are not allowed to just grab anything out of the cabinet and start munching.

Your idea about oatmeal and bread is great. We have homemade bread often and that is a great snack.

The point I was trying to make was to KNOW what your children are eating. Offer nutritious meals AND snacks. When I say limit, that means have a plan don't allow them to eat whatever they want when they want.

Don't worry my children are NOT starving. They are great eaters. Children really do need to eat several times a day, let us as moms just offer healthy choices.

Jul 11, 2010
by: Anonymous

This is good that you limit your child's snacks, but I believe that you shouldn't let your children starve. It is not good for there health, so once in a while give them something that will fill them up for a lot of time like oatmeal or wheat bread or something like that. I have eaten those and I don't even feel the urge to eat at times. Try substituting there snacks with things they will not feel hungry in a long time, so they won't have to starve!

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