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DCs constantly hungry

(8 Posts)
shebird Tue 01-Apr-14 16:59:54

I am despairing at the constant cries of 'I'm hungry' 'Mum can I have a snack'. They are both good eaters and I try to encourage healthy eating, cook from scratch etc. but they are permanently in the biscuit tin or with their noses in the fridge in between meals. Is this normal for 7&10 year olds? I am just a bit concerned about contact snacking habits or maybe they are just growing and need more food.

shebird Tue 01-Apr-14 17:01:31

contact oops not sure why that word crept in.

WildThong Tue 01-Apr-14 17:06:23

Sounds to me like they need more if it's that bad. Maybe it's a growth spurt?

SolitudeSometimesIs Tue 01-Apr-14 17:37:54

What's their daily diet like? They might need more protein. Are they very active? Some children are very hungry and as long as they have access to healthy options and it isn't interfering with their main meals I wouldn't be too worried. Are you concerned about their weight or anything?

Sorry about all of the questions.

girliefriend Tue 01-Apr-14 17:42:35

Are they boys? grin

I think it's normal, as long as they are eating a good diet, are active and not over weight <shrug>

shebird Tue 01-Apr-14 18:27:00

They are girls smile both very active and no weight problems. Possibly growth spurts happening too which to make matters worse. I just want to promote good eating habits without being over the top or creating food issues especially with girls. It is difficult to know how to keep them satisfied healthy and how to keep the cupard stocked.

brettgirl2 Tue 01-Apr-14 22:30:34

I would be encouraging more eating/ bigger portions at meal times of healthy/ filling food. I don't think constant snacking is a good thing.

RoganJosh Tue 01-Apr-14 22:33:31

I agree with brettgirl2

Do they snack so much they're not hungry at meal times?
Are they bored?

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