DD eats her tea at the childminders, and I'm fairly confident that she has had enough to eat. So when I come home and have tea, I cant work out whether I should let her eat off my plate or not. Part of me feels she has had enough to eat, the other part gives in just in case she is hungry.
see, DD eats at 4:30 and has what I would consider for her a full meal. For example, today she had lasange, garlic bread and salad. The other day she had pasta and lentils. But come 5:30 when she's home with me and I'm having my tea, she's picking off my plate. Surely she cant be hungry? Esp as sometimes when I pick her up, she's telling the CM she's full and doesnt want to finish that last mouthful. I dont want to send her to bed hungry, but I dont want to let her "beg" iyswim!
I would never sit down and have a meal and expect a very small (under 5) child not to want some. That is very tempting for them. I would definitely plate her up some if you are going to do that. If you feel that she is just being piggy then I would eat later and not in front of her.