It's dinner time!!

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Registered: 11-26-2001
It's dinner time!!
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Thu, 05-12-2011 - 8:35am

Do you sit down to dinner as a family?

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 9:09am
When my nephew is here and he's staying for a meal, I make it a point that we have that meal together at the dinner table.

When I am dieting, I'll make something that everyone can eat, enjoy and feel happy about. Good dieting isn't about eating three leaves of lettuce and a cup of carrots (deprivation), but about eating a nutritious and delicious meal that doesn't exceed the caloric need for the day!
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Thu, 05-12-2011 - 12:22pm

Poppy, that is so sweet that your nephew stops by and has dinner with you.

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Sun, 05-15-2011 - 9:31pm
During the school year my nephew stops by to do his homework and study at my place. It's the only way to get him to do his homework in a timely manner, and I refuse to help him with he's already at his house and it's 8 pm and he has a question about his homework.

He now has "his" room here, too, so he's been sticking around much longer. Since he's schedule has also changed (he used to get here at 4, not it's a tad later), I've also started to feed him dinner when he wants to eat here. Which means that I can get him to eat vegetables. My lasagna has a lot of vegetables! The other day I made a broccoli stir-fry with think slices of beef, and a quick fried rice with vegetables. Heh heh heh...

So how do you deal with a pick eater? Mine's picky, too. If he had his way, his portion of vegetable would be one spoonful per day. His dad has asked me to take him to a nutritionist this summer so that she can explain to him about balanced diets, etc.
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Sun, 05-15-2011 - 11:17pm

My picky eater is so bad that'd he'd prefer no vegetables, no fruits and now no chicken.

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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 4:59am
He'll also not touch free-range? It's more expensive to eat free-range chicken and organic meat, but I cut down on the frequency and cook it Asian style where a little goes a very long way.

What about getting him to see a nutritionist/dietician, especially if he's into sports? I'll let you know how it goes when we go see the nutritionist but that'll be in about 3 week's time after my trips and when he's on vacation.
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 10:08am

His psychologist, principal, doctor, and I have talked to him about his eating habits.