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17 October 2014


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"Do we have to finish it all to get any meat?" asked my 8yo daughter with a worried look on her face.

"No, but you have to practice liking it by taking a couple of bites, and you have to wait till the rest of us have eaten as much as we want."

This is a good exchange. We almost never make ours finish anything, but a bite is required. The only menu item that really gets rationed on how much other food has been eaten is bread because the children would wholly subsist on bread if we allowed it.


I like this experiment! Please let us know how it goes.

Melanie B

Jenny, We have the same rule about bread. They can have one slice but to get a second slice of bread they have to try the meat and at least one vegetable. So tonight Ben didn't get more pita because he refused to try a bite of falafel. He was allowed to have as much fruit as he wanted however.

I think the logistics of this would be almost impossible for me. I have almost no usable counter space in the kitchen and so put completed dishes on the table. Sometimes I even use the table as a prep area. So keeping the rest of the food someplace else while we ate a starter would be impossible. But I find the idea very attractive anyway. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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