My son who will be 3 in March as well, went through a phase like that. He wouldn't even eat his favorite foods. We made sure he didn't get any snacks in between meals and would only have milk after his meal, water during. If he didn't like what we were having for dinner. He would skip it and would be really hungry in the morning and eat two adult size servings of oatmeal. I wouldn't do the sweetner on foods, what's the point of it. It will be something that he comes to expect every time. Kids know when they are hungry and will eat then. They have growth spurts, and that's when they eat more. Their body tells them when to eat.
at 10:32 AM on Nov. 26, 2008