My son is six. The pediatrician thinks he is at normal weight. He throws up a lot. My pediatrician is not concerned about that, either. His face is pale a lot. He told me if he eats bean burritoes, he will get fat, so he only ate one bite. I am so worried about him, but my husband is not.
While it is not recommended children eat bean burritos for all meals of the day, they will not make him fat. If you are concerned about your son’s weight, I would suggest keeping track of his weight every few weeks or so to see if he is losing any weight, or if he is staying stable. Try telling your son that by eating a well-balanced meal consisting of a lean protein, a whole-grain starch and fresh fruits/vegetables – his body will get it right every time! While we don’t want to eat processed foods on a usual basis it is okay to have processed foods occasionally (once per week at most).
Malia Cable, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
School Nutrition Dietitian