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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    DS1 started prep last week. First day he came home with a bag of treats. I have no objection to this. Our teacher knows if we have allergies, he is intolerant to some additives but I haven't told the school that so its my fault if he has reaction. The teacher also instructed them that they weren't to open them until they got home.
    What sort of treats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeful1986 View Post
    I'm all for nutrition.

    I just wonder how many parents worry so much about obesity that they don't realize they might be shaping an unhealthy relationship with food at the other end of the spectrum for their child.
    Yes this!!!!

    I have clear memories of teenagers binging on all the junk their parents withheld from them. Give a kid some cash and what do you think they'll buy?

    Nutrition is incredibly important I agree, but I do not believe that all obesity or behavioural issues stem from a few treats every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What sort of treats?
    A sticker, an eraser, a bookmark, a starburst lolly, some smarties and a twirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    A sticker, an eraser, a bookmark, a starburst lolly, some smarties and a twirl.
    Sounds like a lovely teacher however ... Why oh why didn't the teacher stop after the bookmark. So unnecessary to include junk food.

    Hope your little one had a great time at school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    I think the problem is that the idea of 'occasional treats' varies so much. Some people in here are saying that an occasional treat might be every one or two weeks, but for others (like me), an occasional treat is a few times a year...so having fairy bread every two weeks is waayyyy too much, especially at 2 years of age for us. I was very much a 'they don't need to have it when they don't even know what they're missing out on' type person so I would have been pretty upset if daycare gave my child fairy bread at 2 years of age.. Heck, I was upset when one of my kids (age 5 t the time) went to a friend's house after school and they had donuts for afternoon tea. We don't eat donuts, and have never given our kids donuts. I didn't make a big deal out of it, just let the mum know that our kids have never had donuts before (and she was pretty apologetic even though I didn't expect an apology).
    I'm in my 30's and there are lots of foods that I haven't tried, or feel the need to have as a 'treat' so I don't feel like I'm missing out. I don't see why my kids would be any different.
    I think I'd have a problem with weekly, but not every couple/few weeks. I guess I just think that I give him a muffin at the cafe weekly and is fairy bread really that much worse? Muffins often have a lot of sugar.

    My opinion is probably also swayed by the fact that DS probably wouldn't eat it anyways. I mean who turns down birthday cake?!

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    No one is saying to permanently with hold junk food or ban parties this thread is about giving a 2 year old child fairy bread every afternoon at day care - that is not moderation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    No one is saying to permanently with hold junk food or ban parties this thread is about giving a 2 year old child fairy bread every afternoon at day care - that is not moderation
    I don't think it was every afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    So you give kids chocolate in a classroom setting without parents consent?
    No one said you had to eat the M&M's. I remember learning about fractions in year 5 with smarties - what fraction of the smarties were blue, red etc. Spread them all out on the desk and play with them to figure out the maths etc.

    You didn't have to eat them if you didn't want to.
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    Default Fairy bread for afternoon tea at 2y olds childcare? ??

    Oh Sorry I thought OP said it was on the menu for afternoon tea

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    Default Fairy bread for afternoon tea at 2y olds childcare? ??

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Who has the time to make that?
    It's really not that hard at all. It takes 5 minutes to whip up in a food processor. I manage to fit it into my very busy schedule.


 

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