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    Geez, threads like this remind me why I didn't log on for so long!

    Last week, I painted my 2 year old sons nails, he very rarely wears shoes and my only issue with fairy bread is that I would be jealous! I don't know if he wears shoes at childcare, but it wouldn't even cross my mind to be concerned if he wasn't wearing any. I doubt I could keep 20 kids in their shoes all day!

    I think if your child is coming home happy and cared for, your probably just causing more stress for yourself by micromanaging what happens when he's in childcare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverClogs View Post
    Because we are one of the fattest nations on earth. 1/3 children are overweight or obese and 2/3 adults. That's why.
    What I mean is when it's related to what you posted. About a slice of fairy bread. As a one off.
    Sorry I just don't see the big deal with it.

    I'm not saying that there isn't a weight problem in our country. But this thread was about a one off piece of sugary bread.
    Gosh as a teacher I've done lessons using m&ms and chocolate. I don't think that caused the national obesity crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Gosh as a teacher I've done lessons using m&ms and chocolate. I don't think that caused the national obesity crisis.
    So you give kids chocolate in a classroom setting without parents consent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    So you give kids chocolate in a classroom setting without parents consent?
    I think it's completely OTT to expect teachers to ask parents permission for something as trivial as a rare chocolate treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    I think it's completely OTT to expect teachers to ask parents permission for something as trivial as a rare chocolate treat.
    I disagree. My 4yo goes completely psycho on articifial colours and preservatives. I'll be discussing this with his prep teacher next year but it still worries me that someone else might give him something that will set it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    I think it's completely OTT to expect teachers to ask parents permission for something as trivial as a rare chocolate treat.
    Completely disagree too!
    What if my daughter were allergic to it? Would it be OTT then?

    The problem is there is such a lack of respect for how one chooses to educate their own children in terms of nutrition.

    In my eyes it's not trivial at all. I work hard to teach my child the importance of eating right and lo and behold, her teacher is handing her chocolate. Really? Surely I'm not the only one who sees a problem here?? 😖😖😖😖

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    Completely disagree too!
    What if my daughter were allergic to it? Would it be OTT then?

    The problem is there is such a lack of respect for how one chooses to educate their own children in terms of nutrition.

    In my eyes it's not trivial at all. I work hard to teach my child the importance of eating right and lo and behold, her teacher is handing her chocolate. Really? Surely I'm not the only one who sees a problem here??
    If your child was allergic, then they would know, and tell the teacher no thanks.
    Plus if your child has allergies, surely you would be notifying the teacher, and it would be on their record and have an Epipen on site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    Completely disagree too!
    What if my daughter were allergic to it? Would it be OTT then?

    The problem is there is such a lack of respect for how one chooses to educate their own children in terms of nutrition.

    In my eyes it's not trivial at all. I work hard to teach my child the importance of eating right and lo and behold, her teacher is handing her chocolate. Really? Surely I'm not the only one who sees a problem here??
    I think at primary school age a child who has been thoroughly educated on not eating sugary treats would have the confidence to say 'no' to chocolate?

    As for the allergies thing, it's completely different. I've been allergic to eggs since I was a child and there was never any allergy awareness like there is nowadays. The responsibility to avoid eating food containing eggs was completely my own.

    These days teachers and day care educators are made aware of children with allergies and I'm sure they wouldn't provide a treat laden with allergens should they know a child in their class/school could get seriously ill from being in contact with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimum890 View Post
    I think with the amount of obesity in this country there has been far too much calm and not enough education to make people aware of what children are eating and how it can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

    I can't see how giving fairy bread is modelling good food choices to children, I just can't!
    I see it differently: I have a super fussy 3 year old who barely eats a thing at Childcare. My CCC always has sweet afternoon teas and I see no problem. If they didn't my DD would barely eat anything all day.

    For every obese 3 year old there are probably 2-5 fussy children who barely eat anything and probably another 2-3 who eat well and something sweet in moderation won't kill them.

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    I wouldn't have an issue if it was occasionally on the menu. Especially if the menu was mostly healthy.

    I apologise if I'm wrong and please disregard the following if it's not you, but are you the same person that posted about shoes and nail polish? Given these issues are so early on, I'd be questioning whether this is the right centre for your child.

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