Although personally I wouldn't be phased by it (id be more abnoyed about the silly build a bear "excursion" personally) I do think its not the schools place to make this decision. We're talking about a very young kid here. I know so many parents whose 5 year old kids dont eat mcdonalds or similar foods.
As parents we cop so much crap about healthy choices for our kids being our responsibility. So, fine, we take that on board. And then the school just decides to go off book and take them to maccas? It seems weird to me.
Surely if its our responsibility as parents to make all the healthy decisions, and wear the consequences and blame if we dont, then its also our right to decide if and when our kids receive food treats? Without being made to feel uptight or be seen as "the bad guy" I mean.
Last edited by WineTime; 01-12-2012 at 21:53.
I don't see an issue with this. I remember when I was at school excursions to pizza hut, maccas all sorts of places and not to mention all the cakes and chips etc in the canteen and there was virtually no over weight kids!
I think if junk food is too off limits it will only make them want it more and when they are old enough to buy food for themselves or put in a situation where there is junk food they will go over board with it. I've seen this happen a lot! If you've set good values at home then a once off visit to maccas won't hurt.
Healthy eating is all about moderation and not eliminating things all together. Having a balance of good healthy every day choices and the occasional treat. If you ban foods or make a fuss over the occasional indulgence you are setting up the child for possible rebellion when they are old enough to make their own food choices.
I wouldn't have an issue with it.
It's just one day.
My parents wouldn't let me eat junk ever, so once I had my own income I pigged out.
I think there needs to be some leeway.
I totally get you OP- my biggest concern is the consistent use of the word "treat" I would never want DS thinking **** fast food is a treat , I think that's when the problems start - the young kids being conditioned by society, advertising and now schools that McDonalds is a treat or something to aspire getting - if it were my DS I would let him go and if he is anything like my niece he would turn his nose up at it anyway and ask for sushi or a falafel kebab!
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