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  •  As an adult, we can control how much we put on our (9+ / 0-)

    plates (unless, of course, we are in a restaurant where servings today are way too big). However, young children are frequently served by adults. When I introduced my children to new foods when they were small I would only put on their plate enough for 3 child size bites. Then, if they wanted more, they could have more up to a regular size portion.

    "I swear it to you on my common woman's head, the common woman is as common as a common loaf of bread ... and will rise."

    by Expat Okie on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 05:35:01 PM PDT

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    •  I think kids should control their own portion size (4+ / 0-)
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      NapaJulie, Aunt Pat, rebel ga, bartcopfan

      What you did sounds reasonable. Personally, my parents didn't need to admonish me to eat everything on my plate because I was an enthusiastic eater, and I still am.

      Some parents get obsessed with making their kids eat "proper" portions of "healthy" items. It can turn into a tedious game and I wonder if that doesn't lead to food obsessed children - either over/under eating or overly picky eaters (I don't buy the "super taster" theory for pickiness).

      "Tell the truth and run." -- Yugoslav proverb

      by quill on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 09:05:26 PM PDT

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    •  I've finally gotten to where I can remember to (0+ / 0-)
      ...in a restaurant where servings today are way too big....
      stop before cleaning my plate and get a go box for the rest of my meal. Then, I can enjoy a 2nd helping the next day (yea!).

      "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

      by bartcopfan on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 01:27:26 PM PDT

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