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Do you find that your kids eat 4 meals while in school?

My kids eat breakfast, lunch and dinner all the time but when school is in session they also eat the equivalent of a meal right after school. They still eat dinner though. I'm always afraid that it will interfere but it doesn't. So, I was just wondering if any of you have noticed this with your Teens?


Asked by marchar2002 at 12:49 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in

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  • Yes. Definitely.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 1:50 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • My son has breakfast at home and may eat at school again if he likes it since it is free, then lunch a snack and dinner then usually a snack after dinner too.

    Answer by othermom at 12:51 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I used to do that when I was in school too, I think it's because it's quite a long time between luch and the time they get home, and they're growing

    Answer by Liz132 at 12:52 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Shoot. Mine eat breakfast at home, breakfast at school, lunch at school, snack at school (the 1st grader), snack at home, supper and generally ANOTHER snack mid evening! But...six small meals is better for your body than three big ones anyway.

    Answer by MamaJen74 at 12:53 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Yes but I have been to my kids school. They take one bite of their lunch then chunk it.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 12:53 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Yes, it's actually more like 5-6. Breakfast, lunch, snack, snack, dinner, snack. My son eats two lunches at school and sometimes wakes up hungry around 2am.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:54 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Yes, I have. My 12 year old gets breakfast and lunch at school, eats a snack when he gets home and usually a second snack after dinner. But he's also complaining about his shoulders, hips and knees aching, so I suspect he's about to shoot up in height again. Last time he ate like this, he grew almost 2 inches in 3 months.

    Answer by geminilove at 2:39 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Yep. mine are super hungry when they come home.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 10:17 PM on Aug. 30, 2010