I agree w/ Terri. He can have all the fruits and veggies he wants. I just bought some dehydrated mango, and organic peanut butter crackers for snacks for the week. He'll be allowed a handful (his hands) of the crackers and 3-4 mangos at a sitting.
My kids get a snack daily. I make heavier meals and it keeps them filled up pretty well.
Fruits and veggies even pb sandwiches I dont really care..sometimes I even tell them to finish the bread or it will go bad.. We still have 3 bags of chips (open) in the house from a cookout we had 2 weeks ago.. they dont want to eat them.. My dd rather eats a fruitcup then chips..
we usually give out 3 snacks a day, its normally some type of cracker or fruit or something of that nature. we do allow cookies and other fun things in our house as well.
It depends what they are snacking on. Though if a kid is plowing through an entire bowl of popcorn (we pop a big serving bowl to share), then we need to talk. Otherwise, I pretty much let them have a lot of veggies, lots of fruit if we have it, and a limit of one of whatever it is if we're close to being out. One yogurt, and a small amount of other "snacky" foods like crackers, cookies, gogurts, etc.
When it prevents them from eating their regular meals.
I agree with Terri. My kids seem to eat all day ...but its all healthy snacks so I dont care.
Quoting TerriC:If it is healthy, I let them snack away! If they choose fruits and veggies, they can have all they want. Cookies, etc a limit of 2.
I think it depends on the kid and what the snack is.
If Alex eats anywhere close to dinner time, he's not hungry for dinner. Carter, on the other hand, can eat all day long and still gobble up his dinner!
We limit sugary snacks regardless, though.
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