Our expert says:
From what you say, it may be a good idea to have your son's iron levels checked because if he does suffer from iron-deficiency anaemia then this would suppress his appetite. There are many factors that can influence a toddler's eating habits and refusal to eat can be a symptom of underlying stress. If this pattern of refusing to eat has developed since he started school then it is advisable to consult a child psychologist because he may feel stressed or anxious or depressed because of starting school and his refusal to eat may be "a cry for help". The foods you include in his tuckbox are more than adequate and he should be enjoying his lunches, so there is either a physical (low iron levels) or a psychological problem.
I do hope you can get to the bottom of this problem.
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