I definitely believe the way we were forced to eat everything on our plates came from the depression era of previous generations (everything was scarce and important, so no waste), but has led to us eating way more than we need. I noticed immediately that my kids have their own limits and I believe that’s natural. Just one more cultural expectation forced on us, that is not natural. I do not force my kids to eat everything on their plates. I put less out for them, to reduce waste and they can ask for more if they’re still feeling hungry.
Published 20th April 2019