Were off their food - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be off (one's) food
To not be hungry or willing to eat, as due to illness. While I was sick, I was off my food for a week and lost a few pounds.
be off your ˈfood have no appetite, probably because you are ill or depressed: She’s off her food, she’s sleeping very badly and she can’t concentrate.