Why so difficult to let kids eat at normal timings?

In response to parents’ concerns over their kids’ meal timings, experts says there are no “correct” timings for children to eat. But best for them to have three main meals a day and two to three healthy snacks in between.  So the idea is you spread the meals and snacks throughout the day, they should be eating about every three hours.

Say a kid wakes up at 6am and we feed him 5 to 6 times a day, he should eat around 6am, 9am, 12noon, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm, right. Aren’t these the “normal timings” for meals/snacks? But it is different from the current break times for the primary school kids.

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Also, isn’t it disruptive for kids to eat at odd timings during school days and then ‘normal timings’ during the weekends?

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Ya lah, I agree there are ways of adapting to school timings, like prepare snacks for them if they have no time to join the queues during shorter recess breaks. Or we can let them snack when they are on their way home although it sometimes spoils their appetite for lunch.

But, instead of parents and kids adjusting to school timings, why can’t they just let the kids eat meals/snacks at appropriate times like the rest of us leh? I mean, since they adjusted the timings and indirectly created this problem, can they adjust the lesson timings again?