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thanks Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
2nd Jun '13

thanks

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49134 posts
2nd Jun '13

the only thing i could suggest is setting a timer and then taking it away ans see if that helps?

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
2nd Jun '13

Ods was the same way, especially last summer. The one day it took him an hour to eat a sandwich, apple & yogurt. Within a week of starting school he started eating faster & now eats that same meal in less than 10 minutes. Sometimes the peer pressure is best for them.
In his school they eat then have free time (recess). If they take the whole time to eat they don't have time to play.

Mommy to Boys! 4 kids; Ohio 6057 posts
2nd Jun '13

I don't really have any suggestions but maybe once she start K and she realizes that she only has a set time to eat and that she becomes hungry if she cant eat enough it will encourage her to eat more in a set amount of time. Plus being with peers might help also.

yo moyo 1 child; Ishim, Russian Federation 1335 posts
2nd Jun '13

My son is like that too. I just remind him to take abite every minute and offer s drink to wash it down faster.

Complete with 2! 2 kids; Maryland 1486 posts
2nd Jun '13

Maybe offer her a sort of bribe. Like, a dessert, or a movie/activity of her choice afterwards.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Mommy to Boys!:" I don't really have any suggestions but maybe once she start K and she realizes that she only has a set ... [snip!] ... hungry if she cant eat enough it will encourage her to eat more in a set amount of time. Plus being with peers might help also."



I worry that it will have the opposite effect. Cora is always up in other peoples business.

I hope it does help her though.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
2nd Jun '13

We nipped that in the butt by setting a timer that matches how long they have for breakfast/lunch at school. If the timer went off and they were still eating...too bad. It took them about a week to catch on.

Tasha & Nika Due December 22 (boy); 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 16040 posts
2nd Jun '13

We set an egg timer..



Sometimes, if we're talking a lot, I'll reheat her food once.. but not more than that.



She won't starve at school, no worries.. she'll learn to eat quicker.



Nika barely eats at school - the food they have there is good, but very different to what we eat at home. They served her meatloaf once and she looked at it, apparently terrified from her teachers words, and asked 'Whazzat?' lol, they explained.. she wasn't too impressed.



Most she'll eat at school is pasta, cheese and crackers, and fruit and/or veggies, I feed her as soon as she gets home or get her a snack if we're going shopping or whatever after school. She also eats breakfast at home before we leave for school. She hasn't lost any weight, and it'll get easier next year when she's not in school from 9 to 4

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Tasha & Nika:" We set an egg timer.. Sometimes, if we're talking a lot, I'll reheat her food once.. but not more than ... [snip!] ... before we leave for school. She hasn't lost any weight, and it'll get easier next year when she's not in school from 9 to 4"


LOL I've seen what you eat at home :) Everything in unimpressive after that!

Cora will be in school from 8:40-3:10 next year. I hope she learns to eat in time lol

Tasha & Nika Due December 22 (boy); 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 16040 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" LOL I've seen what you eat at home :) Everything in unimpressive after that! Cora will be in school from 8:40-3:10 next year. I hope she learns to eat in time lol"


Thanks :) we try to eat pretty exotic stuff



She will! I think keeping up with the other kids actually a huge factor for them - it's that 'instinct to be part of the pack' that kicks in, ya know? Don't worry about it! One thing I learned about Nika.. she's way tougher than I thought!

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Tasha & Nika:" Thanks :) we try to eat pretty exotic stuff She will! I think keeping up with the other kids actually ... [snip!] ... of the pack' that kicks in, ya know? Don't worry about it! One thing I learned about Nika.. she's way tougher than I thought!"


It feels so weird to say that the one part of Coras school day that i am worried about it Lunch. She'll have to pick her own lunch from the lunch line, sit, eat without getting up, and eat in a timely manner. All while surrounded by other kids with other things going on.



I'm not worried about her in the classroom, or on the playground, just during the lunch period.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
3rd Jun '13

As a family when we all get a chance to sit down and eat together ( I usually) get stuck eating last. lol We are at the table from 45-1hr to eat. I think 20-30 min to eat is appropriate timeline to eat food.

I tell my kids all the time that eating to fast is very unhealthy for you and then they want 2nds and 3rds then they are too stuffed. Your body has to register what you just ate to confirm if it wants more food or not. I used to eat fast, when I slowed it down to a larger time frame I get full with just one bowl of pasta, where before I could eat 2-3 and then feel super sick.

I dont rush the kids to eat at all, unless we are on a time limit to go somewhere then its hurry up dont take too long. We sit and eat and talk about the day, watch the 6 o'clock news and talk about whats going on (from the news) no one leaves the table before 45 minutes. On good days. Its been pretty crazy here lately though and I usually dont get to eat till around 9pm when every goes to bed at least once to two times a week now, its just been crazy. lol

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" As a family when we all get a chance to sit down and eat together ( I usually) get stuck eating last. ... [snip!] ... usually dont get to eat till around 9pm when every goes to bed at least once to two times a week now, its just been crazy. lol"



Yes, eating too fast is bad for you. But taking 30+ minutes to eat one slice of pizza is ridiculous.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Yes, eating too fast is bad for you. But taking 30+ minutes to eat one slice of pizza is ridiculous."



I dont think so at all. Kids should be allowed to take as long as they want to eat something, whats the hurry? My friends dd is almost 8 and it takes her a day to eat a bowl of cereal, they just put it in the fridge and she will a bite here and there through out the day (its actually gross) cereal and milk in the fridge but she likes it. I just fail to see the issue, why eating quickly is a must thing nowadays. Its odd to me. Thats all.

I never met anyone who had a problem with kids who ate slower then others. 30+ meal time works for us 99% of the time, the other 1% we dont all eat together.