(They've always like food! Ben and Jackson, 2004)
When I first started blogging, one of the things I immediately noticed was that there seemed to be very few "mom bloggers" with kids the same age as mine. Everyone I was reading had stories about life with a three year old, while I was writing about school-aged kids in grades two and four.
A few years later, I still feel as though there is little focus on life with older kids, and it seems that most food-related articles are geared towards feeding toddlers and/or young picky eaters. But what about the teens and tweens of the world?
I would love to write an entire column devoted to feeding this age group, but for today I'm sharing the little bit of knowledge I've acquired over at Simple Bites. My friend, Aimee, is taking a well-deserved maternity leave, and I'm holding court over there talking about the challenge (and joy!) of feeding our older kids.
From the post:
"On average my kids eat 6-8 times a day. There’s breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, a second afternoon snack, dinner, and yet another snack before bed. When Ben, my oldest, has a hockey outing (which is five days a week right now) I can be certain there will be another serving of food interjected at some point in the day.
Why are my kids eating so much? Between the ages of 6 and 12, kids can double their body weight and grow up to two feet in height. Both of my boys are in this stage right now, and between them we’ve seen 13 inches of vertical growth since spring of last year."
Head on over to Simple Bites to read the full article!