At the age five, the child has a decreased appetite because they don’t need
as many calories because their growing is slowing down, yet they need high quality food with nutrients. Also they are becoming wary of new foods so these need to be introduced slowly. And they are starting to imitate others’ food choices, like eating what mom or dad does. Their stomach is small and can hold about 1 tablespoon of food. Their stomach is about the size of their fist at that time.