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    As a teacher (and parent) I honestly don't see the fuss at all. A whole class doing all their homework for a week is a big deal! If your child has been educated by yourself on the no no's of soft drink then I doubt she would even want any. If she has a sip it isn't the end of the world. My little girl mainly drinks water. I don't offer her juices or fizzy or anything like that but if we are having some while she is around (rare) and she asks to try some then I let her. She's never been unhappy to go back to drinking her water. We have little parties in prep and the parents bring in fairy bread and tiny teddies. Hardly nutritious but it isn't happening every day and all the parents are fine with it. We also have lots of fresh fruit etc so there's that balance. We do lots of talking about nutrition and the way we have to teach it is that there are not BAD foods and GOOD foods. We talk about moderation. This little party with a small amount of soft drink could then be used as the teacher as a tool to discuss moderation and everyday vs. special occasion foods.
    If you have such an issue with it (and that is up to you as we are all entitled to have our own opinions) then either have a chat with her after school, send a note in with your kid or send an email. Teachers beat themselves up about choices every day so please try to be kind - I know in her position I would horrified to find out I had upset one of my parents to such an extent.

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    Someone mentioned George Columbaris giving his kid an organic packed lunch to take to a birthday party at McDonalds....seriously, this is how kids get bullied.
    Whilst I don't agree with the soft drink at school, I would hate to be the only kid who has water 'cos mum said I couldn't have some lemonade.' Half a glass once a term isn't going to kill them.
    To add, the teacher should be choosing a different way to celebrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    For what it's worth OP I would like the situation either as my kids don't get soft drink. It's not just about the content of the softdrink but introducing the heavy marketing into my children's lives.
    That can be said about every facet of our lives though. The toys they play with, movies they watch, clothes they wear. We can't live in a bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    That can be said about every facet of our lives though. The toys they play with, movies they watch, clothes they wear. We can't live in a bubble.
    Speaking of marketing and toys I wouldn't mind if a teacher bought a cricket bat and ball for the class to play with. I would be peeved if the teacher bought the class a bunch of Spider-Man toys with the machine guns on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    That can be said about every facet of our lives though. The toys they play with, movies they watch, clothes they wear. We can't live in a bubble.
    No, but we can make the bubble last for as long as possible!! McDonald's has particularly heavy marketing aimed at children which I really object to.

    About 2.5 years ago I visited a former Hubber who was staying at the Ronald McD house whilst her DS had surgery. My DS, DD and her DD were playing in the play area where there was a Ronald McD statue. DS said, "look, a funny clown", he had no idea what it represented.

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Speaking of marketing and toys I wouldn't mind if a teacher bought a cricket bat and ball for the class to play with. I would be peeved if the teacher bought the class a bunch of Spider-Man toys with the machine guns on the side.
    The beauty of Spiderman is that he doesn't have machine guns, he only does THIS ** thrusts wrists at monitor**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post

    The beauty of Spiderman is that he doesn't have machine guns, he only does THIS ** thrusts wrists at monitor**
    Nuh-uh - went toy shopping last week (Xmas sales) and had trouble finding a Spider-Man that was suitable for my preschooler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    McDonald's has particularly heavy marketing aimed at children which I really object to.
    McDonalds is the largest toy distributor in the world

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    Nuh-uh - went toy shopping last week (Xmas sales) and had trouble finding a Spider-Man that was suitable for my preschooler...
    We've got heaps! Just get him the plain spiderman doll, about the same size as a barbie, they don't have weapons at all and DS still plays with all his superhero dolls - or get the little mr potato head Spiderman , he's cute!
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