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    Default Weekly Poll: Do your children snack a lot during the day?

    Do you find yourself setting a lot of snacks out for your kids during the day? What kind of snacks do you set out?

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    Yes! If I let them, they'd just snack and not eat meals. Before I go to bed I put milk and graham crackers in the fridge so they can get their own in the morning. DS doesn't like that so he eats a cheese stick or an orange usually. If they're hungry between breakfast and lunch they have fruit. After rest time they have some kind of cracker/cheese/fruit combo. So 2-3 per day. Though they ask 20-30 times.
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    The more popular snacks are string cheese, cheerios and oyster crackers. I have the kid who eats one meal and it lasts from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.

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    My kids don't snack much, but they eat more than three meals. They've always needed an 'early dinner' and a 'late dinner'.

    When they do snack, they like (currently - it changes): Kind nut and fruit bars, pistachios, oranges, Greek yogurt, white corn chips & pico de gallo. I don't set out snacks; they just find what they want.
    Last edited by dbsam; 02-24-2017 at 11:37 AM.
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    No, no snacks at all. I serve them three meals a day (breakfast around 9, lunch around 2, dinner around 7) and the kitchen is 'closed' in between (except for me getting more coffee). When the kids were younger, I served them 4 meals a day and still no snacking.
    I know, we are nutritional Nazis here.
    mom to 3 girls: DD10, DD9, DD6

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    DBSam, haha, they sound like little hobbits. DS used to say he needed "second breakfast" and it would just make me smile. They both have 3 meals a day and snack in between all day. Snacks can be: whatever fresh fruit is on hand, nuts, applesauce, and hummus and crackers. I like pretzels and peanut butter now and then.
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    I said other just because it varies from month to month and really from year to year. Depends on whether they're growing or not... Some weeks, they're insatiable eaters, others I can barely get them to touch much (unless it's cookies and ice cream, of course...).
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    My kids have two snacks per day, but they badger me all day long to eat more. If we have something particularly yummy in the house, they are very insistent. It kind of drives me batty!
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