Tip 3: Eat slowly

Did you know

that people who eat faster often also eat more?

It takes a while for your brain to register that you’ve eaten enough. Your stomach may be full, but your brain says it has not eaten enough yet. If your child eats too quickly, chances are they will eat more than they need.

You can help your child to eat more slowly by:

  • teaching them to take small bites. You could say, “Why don’t you take a smaller piece with your fork?” Smaller cutlery or children’s cutlery could also be helpful.
  • teaching them to chew properly.
  • telling them to put down their cutlery from time to time.

This way, it will be easier for your child to realise when they’ve had enough to eat.