7. It Balances Out
When nutritionists talk about a well-balanced diet, they may not mean at every meal. A balanced diet is more about getting the nutrition your body needs throughout the day rather than eating something from each food group every time you sit at the table.
By spreading out nutritious foods all day long, including snacks, you can ensure your picky eater has what he or she needs to stay active for learning and playing. You may even want to try five small meals rather than three big ones so that your children don’t demand snacks that can affect their appetites when breakfast, lunch, or dinner is served.