"I'm hungry" would have to be the most used sentence in our house.
I am after some assistance. How much food should preschoolers be eating? Am I feeding my children enough or could they be as starving as they make out? How do I fill these bottomless tanks?
The girls have 2 weetbix for breakfast, fruit for morning tea, a sandwich for lunch (in the lunchbox also goes a small amount of cheese/fruit/dried fruit), a banana smoothie and something else for afternoon tea and then dinner. That is at a minimum but generally they will have a few other bits and pieces like apples or carrots.
Yesterday MiniMe was hungry soon after breakfast and I managed to distract her and then she didn't ask for anything till lunchtime - we even missed morning tea! Which leads me to think that they are boredom eaters. Which doesn't surprise me as I am the same. If my mind is empty then I will think of eating and generally eating something sweet. The girls definitely have my sweet tooth too!
Goofy seems to be a grazer as by the time we get to dinner she is suddenly not hungry and that starts a whole other story.....