A look at the pros and cons of snacking.
Most nutritionists agree that snacking is good for kids. That’s because their little tummies can only hold so much in one sitting, so they have a hard time taking in all of their nutritional requirements during mealtime. But snacking isn’t all good as Dr. Christine Wood, pediatrician and author of “How to Get Kids to Eat Great and Love It“ explains. “Snacking is fine, but what I have issue with is occasionally when some of the families get into the constant grazing or snacking scene, or kids are being given snacks to fill up time, or because they’re bored or they’re complaining. This gets into a pattern of frequent grazing and often what will happen then is kids will not eat their meals very well. So I try to have parents look at more scheduled meals and scheduled snacks and stick with that.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Christine Wood, pediatrician and author of “How to Get Kids to Eat Great and Love It“. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.