My daughter is 2.5 and asks for food ALL the time!!! I don't know if this is a faze or what? I don't want to deny her food if she is actually hungry, but how can I tell? Sometimes she will ask for a sandwich or something 30 minutes after we have had lunch!!! Well actually she does this every day.. like 3 or 4 times a day.. she will ask for something at times when it is not "food" time. We normally have 3 meals a day and 2 or 3 snacks... I try to keep things healthy.. And she normally eats well at meal time, and eats a nice variety of food, veggies and everything! When she asks for candy I tell her no and then she asks for something else, like cookies and I say no, then she asks for chips(which are really rice cake snacks) and I say no.. until she asks for fruit or a cheese stick, or carrots or anything somewhat healthy and I will give in... is she just trying me, to see if I will give in sooner or something? Does she just want attention? Is she hungry? She will even go to the pantry open it herself and go... "I want UMMMMMMM POPCORN!!" I will tell her no, it's not time for a snack... I need to keep her out of the kitchen Sorry about my rambling... I wish these kids came with a handbook sometimes! Do or did any of your kids do this?