I have really good eaters for the most part, but I have really struggled with Matthew lately with so many meals!! We had a good success with something last night that he doesn't care for, but when having to eat it for lunch today(we do believe in left overs!) he took 35 minutes to eat what took the rest of us about 10!! I only cook one meal...I don't cook per child...but finding things that the kids like to eat is fun!! Love this octopus hot dog...you can use turkey dogs too to be a bit healthier.