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May 16, 2022

Feed’em Just Enough

Did you know that overloading your toddler’s plate is the quickest way to turn him off to eating?

Make sure you give him LESS than he’ll eat so he can ask for more!

And remember:

Your child is born instinctively knowing how much food he needs and he won’t usually overeat. However he can easily lose this skill. If he’s always pushed to eat more than he wants or is encouraged to finish everything on the plate, he may learn to ignore his body’s messages when he’s had enough to eat. This can lead to weight problems later.

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.