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8 year olds, (girls) how much should they eat?

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haven Wed 30-Mar-05 04:29:33

my dd eats like crazy, three waffles in the morning, then 2-3 hours later 2 cups rice w/ gravy, snacks, this is all before noon...

she isn't over weight.....average weight and size...do your children pig out too?

bensmum3 Wed 30-Mar-05 09:50:19

All my children can eat all day too, they are 21 months, 7 and 10, but they do live a very active lifestyle,
(do check for threadworms though, these can cause children to suddenly eat more,)
I find it embarrasing,everyone comments on how well they eat, dd ate 2 platefuls of macaroni cheese and a pudding at a friends the other day.
Saying that I would rather they were good than fussy eaters.

Tinker Wed 30-Mar-05 11:30:33

If she's not overweight and the food is healthy, I wouldn't worry.

QueenEagle Wed 30-Mar-05 11:40:26

Agree with bensmum, my older lot - 13,11,9 eat so much I can hardly keep up but I'd much rather that than picky eaters like my SIL's. So long as you encourage a healthy diet I wouldn't worry too much. I keep chopped carrots in the fridge and keep the fruit bowl topped up with apples, grapes, bananas which they are allowed to pick at as and when they like.

lisalisa Wed 30-Mar-05 11:42:30

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