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    Default The hype on heath--whats in your snack box/cupboard

    How do you feel about this whole health campain thing thats going on?

    Do you offer your kids ONLY healthy foods and if they dont like it then stiff or do you offer them an alternative if the dont like it, for example if your child desnt like fruit will you offer something else,

    My DD's have a snack box on the cupboard which consists of the following

    Fruit twists
    fruit sticks
    Crunchy Muslie bars
    Nutella
    LCM's

    and they have packet snacks such as

    Rice wheels
    Cookies
    Veg chips
    potato chips

    Plus the fruit bowl
    Banana's
    Apples
    Mandarins

    So they have a range of the good and the bad and its because they are the things they like, what does your snack box consist of??

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    As yet my son is too young for a snack box. But when he does get old enough I will have a combination of both. I think it is important for kids to know what healthy snacks are and learn that these are what we eat mainly. I think i will let them have the others as treats. I liked how my mum used to give me a healthy lunch and on Fridays and special days would give me unhealthy ones. I think it is good to teach moderation and educate kids about food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumofmiahmoni View Post
    How do you feel about this whole health campain thing thats going on?

    Do you offer your kids ONLY healthy foods
    I am not really aware of any health campaign but if there is one, well

    My toddler only has real food and my older two do as well, we tend to stay away from processed food as a
    "snack" and there is always plenty of fruit on offer so no muesli bars, pkt chips etc I only give my kids what I would eat myself and I would far rather a banana or handful of grapes than a few biscuits etc. we are foodies here so just thr real stuff for us, our older two love sushi or a vegie roll up for a snack or for lunch so that's easy

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    Generally for snacks, DD has
    -fresh fruit, whatever we've got in the house and pretty much unlimited amounts
    -dried fruit - limited amounts of sultanas mixed in with bran
    -Wholemeal, whole grain bread with topping (ie vegemite or honey)
    -Trail bars - like muesli bars, I guess, a bit healthier with no preservatives or artificial flavours, but conveniently packaged!
    -Soy yoghurt
    -Occassionally she has some lollies - ie a Chuppa Chup or some soy chocolate (she's got a cow's milk protein intolerance), jelly occassionally that sort of thing.

    So, yes we have a mix of healthy and no-so-healthy options too. Its all about balance I think
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    I refuse to have anything junky in my house, mostly because I will eat it all!! So we have no sweet biscuits etc.

    DS is happy to snack on saladas, rice crackers and fruit. He LOVES apples. Also cheeses and yoghurts, and he loves the heinz baby custards as a treat.

    I am not against giving him chocky very occasionally. But we will buy it while we are out, it is not kept at our house

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    I always have
    Wholemeal Ginger cookies for kids and other kids snacks like that
    Fresh fruit and dried which she doesn't like
    Yoghurt but really that is just sugar lol

    She has ice cream, she has chips, she has chocolate I am not caught up in any hype she has the above 2-3 times a week.

    Its great when we go out junk is nothing new so she doesn't dive for it she usually stuffs her face with fruit lol

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    My kids have food intolerences so it's only hippy food for us

    Fresh Fruit
    Carrot & Celery
    Stewed Fruit
    Jalna Yoghurt
    Plain Sakatas and Cheese
    Dried Mango/Apple/Pawpaw/Cranberries (all with no sulphur)
    Banana and Apple Chips
    Leda Breakfast Bars
    Norganic Breakfast Bars
    Heinz Fruit Splats
    Naturo Fruit Bars
    Orgran Outback Animal Biscuits
    Eskal Lemon Flavoured "Cream" Wafers
    Ajitas Natural Vege Chips

    and rarely Sweet William Diary Free Chocolate

    Sandwiches are Rye Sourdough with Nuttles and Vege Spread or meat or wheat free jam

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    Oh yum I love Sweet Williams choc spread

    Anyway, the junkiest thing I usually have in the house is yoghurt. I give him treats such as chocolate when we go out, rarely. If I go to the supermarket I will give him a Milky way or something.. yes, frowned upon. BUT it is a reward for him being good while mum gets the groceries and it can't be fun for the poor little boy.
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    Ali has real food.

    For a treat I bought him a biscuit, it is SO hard to find a biscuit that he can have but I found one! Apple and date, and he LOVED it!

    I think people get a bit carried away with treat food, apart from the obvious like rice and pasta, if it's in a packet then it's probably a treat food, so why give it every day? Where's the 'treat' part there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamalicious View Post

    I think people get a bit carried away with treat food, apart from the obvious like rice and pasta, if it's in a packet then it's probably a treat food, so why give it every day? Where's the 'treat' part there?
    It becomes an everyday food.

    I wanted to add before that of course my older two (8 and 10) have chips, junk etc but it's a treat food and no way as an everyday snack type food


 

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