It’s been over 40 years since my first job at; where else, McDonald’s.
A lot has changed since then; everything on the menu was much smaller back then.
The Cokes seemed shot-glass sized. The fries went to large, extra large, and today, super size.
Are the food portions we serve our kids today way over the top?
I’m told, during the Civil War grown men would eat a small ration of hardtack and coffee, and then march 10-20 miles to get into a fight!
I’m not suggesting we starve our kids; but, I think humans can flourish on much less food than we realize. As a parent, you can help them by controlling your child’s portions.
Dialing down the portions could bring benefits such as:
- Minimization of entitlement
- More energy
- The ability to think clearer
Conversation Starter: What are some creative ways that you strive in controlling your child’s portions?