We were just talking at work (at an early childhood center) about how hungry preschoolers are at lunch time. The food manager measures portions of food for the number of students in attendance for the day and gives a little extra food as well. At lunch time, we serve the food but the kids are hungry. They can pack the food away, especially if it is something they really like to eat!
Obesity is a problem with a lot of people. It starts with the very young. Many factors are involved with the obesity problem. We eat too fast. We eat too much. We eat too much of one or two food groups instead of eating a balanced meal of foods from each food group. Read this article on obese 4 year olds. Shocking to read which people group has the highest number of obese preschoolers.