MS. LATREECE - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son Noah needs complex sugars to feel better during the day and has to constantly eat small meals or snacks to stay active or he will become lethargic and sleepy. The problem is that he doesn't want to eat that many times in a day. He prefers donuts over granola, chips over carrots and ranch dressing. Anything unhealthy over healthy at any time of the day. It is a tug of war to get him to eat all of his food on his plate and he is weighing 40lbs for a 6yr old. I want him to gain weight and become a little stockier but he picks what he is eating off his plate and that is the problem. If he isn't full he can not focus in class and will continue to do poorly. I make a healthy breakfast for he and his 13yr old diabetic sister within 60 carbs for her and he still gives me a problem. I am torn on how to satisfy both of them for their optimal potential for the day without all the fuss just getting out the house and I know that this school year is going to be the same unless I find a solution. Can you help?