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Comiendo quisquilloso

Girl Eating a Meal
No puedes cambiar a tu hijo, solo puedes cambiarte a ti mismo.
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  • Offer a small meal or snack every 3-4 hours

  • Parent puts 2-4 foods on the table and child chooses from what the parent puts out

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  • Child cannot have a snack between the set meal/snack times (don’t allow grazing)

  • Child doesn’t get to choose what is served, but can choose from the options the parent serves


  • Parent encourages child to eat, but does not put pressure on child to eat in any way

  • If the child chooses not to eat, it’s okay!  Another meal will be offered in 3-4 hours

Structure and Limits for mealtime

Kids do best with structure and limits.  When they know what to expect, they do a better job of eating. 

Children and carer together eat fruit as a snack in the kindergarten, nursery or daycare.j

What Does this Look Like?

Example #1:

8am Breakfast oatmeal with milk and peanut butter

11am Lunch  mac and cheese + canned green beans + orange slices


2 pm Snack applesauce + toast + milk


5pm Dinner  chicken + potatoes + peaches + roll


8 - Bedtime Snack toast + jam


Example #2

10 am Breakfast cereal + milk + canned fruit

1am Lunch  quesadilla + canned black beans + chopped mango

4 pm Snack toast + cheese slices


7pm Dinner  meat and veggie soup, roll, fruit


9 - Bedtime Snack toast + jam


Example 3:

6 am Breakfast eggs and toast

9 am Snack  apples and peanut butter

12 pm Lunch curry, rice and mango


3 pm Snack  cottage cheese and pineapple


6 pm - Dinner hummus, pita bread, cucumbers and watermelon

Tips for success:

  • It doesn’t matter what time your meals are, as long as you routinely offer a meal every 3 to 4 hours.

  • Don’t ask your child if they are hungry.  Just offer a sit down meal every 3 to 4 hours.​

  • Avoid asking your child what they want.  The parent picks a few foods, put them on the table and the child chooses from whats on the table. 

  • Always sit down and eat with your child, avoid eating on the run.​

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