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Can you fill up 10 year olds?

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Howcanwehelp Thu 28-May-20 17:15:51

I have twin ten year olds. I think we've reached a growth spurt again. I'm cooking enough food for 4 and it's being eaten. I'm trying to to nutritious balanced meals (tonight was pasta bake) but how big do portions have to be? What snacks should they have, we've never did lots of snacks but I don't want them to be hungry. Both are slim and active so I'm not worried about weight.

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Helloagain20 Thu 28-May-20 17:38:34

I have twins (just turned 11) one I'm sure has hollow legs I can never fill him up and probably eats the same as me that said he's very active and remains average build. He would finish everybody else's food off to. His sibling is not as hungry and never asks for more and occasionally will not manage all her meal. They are like chalk and cheese when it comes to food.

Playdoughcaterpillar Thu 28-May-20 17:40:23

My just turned 11yo is easily filled on small portions. Maybe they are having a growth spurt? Or bored? My 9yo eating more as he is bored....I do too

Howcanwehelp Thu 28-May-20 17:42:13

Mine are nearly 11, we're getting good at finding meals they both will eat. They are very different, one loves veggies the other loves fruit. Do you have any meals that fill them up?

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EasterBuns Thu 28-May-20 17:45:24

My 11 year old boy has free access to toast and cereal if hungry between meals. He doesn’t like having to get these himself so only does it if hungry. On a growth spurt he eats 6 weetabix for breakfast and supper with normal meals in between but always drops back to normal after a few weeks.

KittenVsBox Thu 28-May-20 17:53:43

My just turned 11 year old was insatiable from tiny til lockdown. Within a week of lockdown, he stopped snacking, and has (possibly for the first time ever) left food on his plate. That said, he has just matched me for dinner (and lunch, and breakfast, come to think of it). So aged 11, eating less than normal, he has eaten the same as an overweight 40 yr old.
Rice and pasta are good here. I'm the only person in the house keen on potatoes. With protein, and a pile of veg. Snacks - dry cereal, cheese and apples, bananas. We usually have pudding once a day.

happinessischocolate Thu 28-May-20 17:54:55

It is a boy thing, I didn't have this problem with my dd but ds will eat and eat and there isnt an ounce of fat on him. He's 15 and judging by friends older teen boys this is how it stays.

I try to do snacks which are high in protein, so chicken wraps or tuna sandwiches. It's probably better to expect them to eat 5 meals a day rather than 3 plus "snacks" grin

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