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Encourage your children to eat slowly. A child can detect hunger and fullness better when they eat slowly. Before offering a second helping or serving, ask your child to wait at least 15 minutes to see if they are truly still hungry. This will give their brain time to notice the feeling of fullness. Also, make the second helping much smaller than the first.

From: Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child WebMD Medical Reference

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Helpguide.org: "Nutrition for Children and Teens."

 

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 08, 2018

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Helpguide.org: "Nutrition for Children and Teens."

 

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 08, 2018

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