Mealtimes are an emotive issue in most families where children are concerned but one thing I haven't worried about is whether I might overfeeding my children. If anything, I fret over whether they're eating enough.
So I wasn't surprised to learn that 73 per cent of parents said they worried that their child might not be eating enough according to a poll over more than 1,000 parents, commissioned by the Infant and Toddler Forum (www.infantandtoddlerforum.org).
What're more one in ten of us are regularly serving up portions to kids that are more in-keeping with adult-sized portions, with 79 per cent of children aged between one and four years old frequently having meals dished up to them which are more than the recommended portion size for their age. Meanwhile only 25 per cent of the parents polled said they were concerned that their child might become overweight in the future.
Something that particularly surprised me was the number of parents - over one third of those polled - who said that they generally give their child a whole bag of crisps in a single serving - which is nearly twice the recommended amount.
Erm, it's never occurred to me to think that a full bag of crisps might be too much for my kids but I'll definitely be revising my portion servings in the light of this new data.
Oh, and it seems we're also serving up too much squash and juice.
But before you despair that you're doing everything wrong when it comes to feeding your kids, let me encourage you with the news that the Infant and Toddler Forum have produced a meal size guide to help us get serving sizes right.
You can check it out here.
Unsurprisingly, more than a third of parents said they use food or drink to calm a child down. Surely we've all done that?
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