Friday, October 17, 2008

Poll

Well the camera cord is still messed up and I'm going to Walmart tomorrow to get the pictures on a disk. I have lots of pics to post, but today I have a question I would like to ask those of you who are parents of little ones. Cameron & Taylor will be 4 in Nov. We're typically a very scheduled family. Now that the girlies are getting a little older not quite as strict, although we're buckling down on Peyton now. We have breakfast daily around 8, then snack around 10-10:30, lunch @ noon, snack around 3 and dinner between 5:30-6. Anyways my question is about snacks. Our girls on most days have a mid morning snack & a mid afternoon snack. I'm wondering if we need to cut out a snack. It seems like most things you read say that you should eat less and more often. So should we stick with snacks or should we cut out a snack? I'm curious to know what other people are doing.

5 comments:

Katie said...

I am not an expert on this, but I think that if it isn't ruining their appetite for the big meals and they are acting hungry I would keep it. Just a thought.

Dorothy said...

My kids still have a mid morning and after school snack. It is usually fruit and or yogurt/ applesauce etc. We try not to eat a lot of junky food and only water to drink!

I say if it isn't broken don't fix it. And actually it is better to keep the blood sugar at a constant that is why they recomend we eat 5 to 6 smaller meals!!

Jamey and Beth said...

We do snacks, but only if my boys ask for it. If they are hungry, then we try to only do fruit or yogurt!!

Jessica said...

I would keep the snack. I know that I actually eat less when I am STARVING but I tend to eat junkier food.
They say it is something about keeping your metabolism going throughout the day.

I am guessing it helps them be less cranky too. I am all for less cranky.

CLIFF & KRIS said...

My twins will be 4 in January and without realizing it we have kind of cut out the morning snack. But, they sleep until around 8-8:30and don't eat breakfast until closer to 9, so that is probably why they don't need that snack any longer. My youngest is turning 2 this week and she is on the same schedule. And in the afternoon I only give them a snack if they ask for it. Most days they don't even ask for one. But, they eat 3 really good meals a day and seem satisfied with that. I think you can stick to the snacks if the girls are still eating a good lunch and dinner.