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Old 02-24-2009, 8:21 PM
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any tricks to getting your teen to eat? our teens love to either skip breakfast, or not take a lunch to school, but then come home RAVENOUS expecting to eat a full meal at 3:00, and then 2 helpings of dinner. being disappointed with the same snack of fruit after school and a regular sized dinner has not been enough to get them to eat both breakfast and lunch daily. they are "in charge" of both breakfast and lunch- pick their own cereal, pick what they will pack, go to the store with us every week and actually physically put their stuff in the cart, etc. so it is not a matter of they don't like what we have. from what i can tell, the breakfast gets skipped because "they don't want to eat then," and the lunch doesn't get taken because the cool kids don't eat at lunch. both kids are little tiny nothings of a child, they must be the skinniest kids in school. they need to eat more...and i don't mean calorie-loading at the end of the day.

so, how do you get your teens to eat?...... because mine won't.
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Old 03-03-2009, 3:11 PM
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I didn't eat much breakfast or lunch for much of high school. I'd have a poptart for breakfast. My mom would give me enough money for lunch. I would buy a peanut butter bar and a chocolate shake and save the rest for shopping. It sounds awful, but it's true. I don't think there was anything my parents could have done to change it. I think you've got to focus on making the meal they do eat nutritious and something they will eat.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:31 PM
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It's really hard for parents to push their child to eat healthy and at proper time. Teens who are negligent in their diet, and their eating habit is not good as according to the day to day need & requirement, they tend to perform not well in academics, extra-curricular and more likely to get some sort of health related problem. So as a parents your foremost duty in this condition is to analyze this problem and make proper and effective planning so that your children get to eating healthy food full of nutrients values and at proper time. For modern-day parents teaching and role-modeling healthy eating habits to their teens, is becoming increasingly difficult, a precarious balance-act, always on the look-out for the quick-and –best way, more information/hints to help ensure teens get a nutritious meal amidst and despite busy lives, packed calendar and fast-paced schedules – eat well, enough, not too much of the right and healthy foods. Recent research shows that nourishing food not only makes a child healthier, it makes him emotionally more stable, and it improves school performance. It is worth the extra effort to spend some time discussing nutrition, meal and food choices, snacking habits, healthy eating and an active lifestyle with your teens.
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Old 10-05-2010, 7:12 AM
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Eating disorders are complex psychological problems that can leads to depression and low self-esteem. So, I am very consern to my son who is 12 years old and has a large quantity of eating habit. Kindly tell me about the disease associated with Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. Do also tell me when to seek help for eating disorder?
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