There are a few things to consider here. Your son may be going through a growth spurt and genuinely be hungry for more food. Kids need a lot of food in the day to fuel their activities and provide all the nutrients they need to be healthy. That said, if you son is eating his meal quickly it may be that he is feeling hungry because his brain hasn’t had enough time to register the meal he’s eaten. I suggest encouraging your son to slow down at meal times by teaching his to put his knife and fork down between mouthfuls. Eating meals at the dining table together will also encourage him to eat more slowly because you can engage him in conversation with the rest of the family. Once your son is eating meals more slowly, he may not feel like more food when he’s finished. If your son still asks for more food, perhaps wait 5 or 10 minutes and then ask him again if he still feels hungry. If you do give him more food, make sure he understands that it is important he doesn’t just go back for more of the food he likes but that he includes the other components as well. Sometimes this can be a good way of working out whether your child is truly hungry or is simply looking to eat more of the tastiest meal components.
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