Good for you for trying to get a handle on this before he gets too much older! Thats really great! I would speak to your ped about getting a referral to a nutritionist. Peds usually don't know enough about nutrition on their own. My son just turned 10 and has always been an eating machine. He eats a TON but he is very, very active all day. The busier you keep your son, the less he will complain about being hungry when he's really just bored or wanting to eat our of habit instead of hunger. I would also push water, water, water.. Lots of people think they're hungry when they're really just thirsty.
Some simple suggestions.. Get rid of the tortillas. They are junk food and an extra 300-500 calories every breakfast with no nutrition. Replace them with whole wheat toast and you save empty calories. Replace the juice box with a whole piece of fruit. Kids should have more than 4-6oz a day MAX of juice if at all.
Some breakfast & snack suggestions -
Oatmeal, apple & milk/water
Honey but cheerios with banana
srambled eggs (no butter), whole wheat toast with real fruit jam
Whole wheat pancakes, sugar free syrup, berries
whole wheat english muffin w/ peanut butter & honey
low fat yogurts
banana w/ peanut butter
You can also start dinner with a cup of brith based soup and salad before the entree. It will help him fill up on good stuff before the regular meal comes. Good luck Mamma!
Edited by: IMASAGE06 at: 1/14/2013 (12:28)
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