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he's always looking forward to eating...

so my 9 year old knows that his meals are limited, no 2 bowls of cereal anymore, in fact no 6 bowls of cereal a day anymore. we got him limited on his food intake but not a healthy food intake. he will eat his bowl of cereal and a couple hours later ask if its lunchtime yet. then ask if its supper time yet.

any suggestions on how to break this or any distractions?

 
americansugar80

Asked by americansugar80 at 2:58 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (8)
  • Put him in some team sports, or after school activities, or get some of his friends over to hang out with him... I know it means more work for you, but if he's just sitting around all day, he'll eat because he's bored.
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 3:01 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Find him something constructive to do so he doesn't get bored and want to eat.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:59 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Have healthy low cal snacks like grapes, blueberries, popcorn, ect.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 3:15 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I agree on having healthy options. Bag up some veggies and fruits on the lower shelf of the fridge that he can eat if he wants.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 4:08 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Maybe some activities outside or something?
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:58 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • If you are home with him, find things to occupy his time. Reading, crafts...sports are great as well

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:50 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • he should probably have a healthy snack between meals. I agree with getting him more active too!
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:52 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Our bodies crave nutrients, we know we need something so we eat. Look in the Juice Plus childrens health study. It's fruits and vegetables in a capsule or a gummy and it's an easy way to improve nutrition. If his body is getting its nutritional needs met it may change his eating habits. It's worth a try. Juice Plus gives children ages 4-18 free product when an adult oreders the capsules so its 2 for the price of 1. Let me knowif you want more info. It helped one of my kids with eating habits.
    wellnessgirl

    Answer by wellnessgirl at 5:14 PM on Sep. 2, 2010