Kids can eat enough for 4 on Xmas Day…
… but the lunch won’t be the problem.
A study done by Carnegie Weight Management (fat camp for kids, basically) found that an average Christmas dinner can contain 956 calories and48g of fat. Who cares?! Turkey, carrots, sprouts, parsnips, even roast potatoes and a bit of stuffing are not going to do anyone any harm. What will do the harm is the sugary cereal for breakfast on Christmas morning, any mince pies and Christmas cake in the afternoon and the mountains of selection boxes, sweets, chocolates and total sugar junk that the children get and eat on Christmas day and the days afterwards.
Real food at mealtimes does not make us fat. It’s the sugar and flour we eat at other times that does this.