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My 3 year old is celiac and craves cheese. He can eat 3-4 cheese sticks a day and it can be a fight if he doesn't get all the cheese he wants. He used to crave bananas before he was gluten free and now that is is gluten-free he doesn't crave it anymore. But now it is cheese? Does anyone know what this could mean?? I know when you are pregnant you crave what your body lacks, so i dont know what he could be lacking.

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He could be needing calcium. His bones are growing. He could just be a typical 2-5 year old. Many just like to eat the same foods, watch the same movies, play the same game over and over.

Maybe cheesesticks must be eaten with a fruit or veg? I think it says that on the package. Carrots & apples are recommended (or whatever ones he likes). ;)

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or fat.

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Kids at that age will get fixated on something for awhile. When my oldest was little he would eat beets literally all the time. I guess he ate so many then cause now he won't touch them! :lol: My youngest son when he was around 2-3 yrs. was fixated on PB & J.

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The best sources of calcium are actually green vegetables and bone-in fish, like sardines. (While containing less calcium overall, they are MUCH more efficiently used by your body because of the complimentary nutrients they contain.) I would actually just think that he's a young kid and that's what young kids do. I wanted to live off of macaroni and cheese with tuna when I was little. I think the best solution is to bargain with him. "I'll let you have another cheese stick if you eat a few carrots first." It works well with my nephews.

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I CRAVE CHEESE. Trying to go dairy free has been WAY harder for me than going gluten free. There are so many breads in the world... I've embraced gluten-free bread and learned to really rejoice in the rare gluten-free bagel, but cheese? There is NO substitute for cheese... period.

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack, but I often have cheese on the brain!!

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