Children’s eating patterns are ruled by their feeling of hunger or fullness. But they may not really know how they feel.
To help your children recognize when they are indeed hungry or full, try the following tips:
Remember: Parents are responsible for WHAT they offer their child to eat (hopefully, healthy meals), and children are responsible for HOW MUCH they eat. To help children understand their feelings of hunger, use the Hungry Meter below. During family meals and snacks, have children point to the picture that matches their feeling of hunger or fullness.
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Weigel, D., 2022, Eat Smart Be Active - Am I Really Hungry?, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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