No one in our household eats much at one time; as a product of that, we've found it much easier to graze on smaller "meals" throughout the day then to force people to sit down and eat a meal all at once. My mom is horrified by this, because in her mind mealtimes are family time and everyone should be around the table together. She constantly tries to tell me that I "have to get the kids on a regular meal schedule".
I do understand that, and when my kids are in school, we will have dinner together in the evenings. But for the moment, my toddlers (and my husband!) are much happier eating small healthy snacks all day...fruit, whole grains, veggies, cheese, nuts, etc. I find this to be healthier and easier on the digestive system too, so I'm sticking with my decision on this one. (Sorry Mom!)
What does your family do?
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