Clean your plate

What are the rules in your household about dinner? Must the children eat everything on their plates? A certain amount? A bite of everything and then they can leave the table?

What do you do when it comes to mealtimes and how well does it work for your family?

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    09/08/14
    My youngers will try pretty much everything. When my 9 year old is here she has to eat what is cooked. I do try to fix foods everybody likes, but we do try new foods often too.
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      09/08/14
      Alyssa Martinez
      Usually my kids want seconds when my husband cooks. I dont cook at all, he used to be a chef so we all crave his food. But sometimes the kids will find something they dont like..I make them try it and if they really dont like it then i wont make them eat it.
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        09/08/14
        I won't be doing eat everything on their plate rule. I'm not sure how it will work yet... I hope my kids aren't picky and love food like I did so it's not a problem. Fingers crossed.
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          09/09/14
          I put just enough on my sons plate to where he is full. If he wants to go back for more i will let him. But i don't want to over fill his plate to the point to where he says he is done and his plate still has a lot of food on it and he waste it. I also don't force him to eat it if he is full as well, cause then i don't want to make him sick. I hate when food is wasted cause there are so many people out there starving and we throw so much away. I tell my family that. Put what you want on your plate and if you want seconds go for it.
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