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Jemster Sat 11-Oct-14 20:05:47

I'm after some advice please - not sure if this is the right place so have posted in parenting too.

My ds 7 has school dinners and often asks for a 'sandwichey' tea although he is ravenous after school and just wants endless snacks.
Dd is 2.5 and has a snacky lunch at childminders and so I feel she should have a proper meal at teatime.
Then you've got me & dh who eat later on, usually something different to dc.

Ds is fussy about veg and dd is starting to become more fussy.
I have tried meal planning but they don't like alot of the same things and so much is getting thrown away.

I am getting really worried that they're not eating healthily enough but I know its down to me. What do you do though when they won't eat what you make them or won't touch veg?

I'm at work every day until school pick up so don't have much time to get tea ready and they are both so hungry when they get home they pester me for snacks non stop.

Please can anyone give me some advice or tell me what you do?

Taffeta Sat 11-Oct-14 20:10:16

If mine are starving when they get in from school, they have a sandwich or a few slices of toast with Marmite. And some fruit. Then if they are still starving, a biscuit.

Then we either eat all together at about 6.30-7 or if after school activities prevent they eat separately around 5 or whenever we can slot it in.

When they are at home and waiting for a meal and hungry, they get a plate of cut up raw veg eg carrots etc to munch on.

figgieroll Sat 11-Oct-14 20:11:40

Can you just make one meal and serve everyone the same dish but give the school child a small amount.

What snacks do you give? Chuck them out and provide various veg sticks with a dip - peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots

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