Ds#2 barely eats anything the preschool allow. He takes the same food 3x a week every single week, jatz, cheese and a container of tuna. He used to eat my baked muffins and stuff but this year someone has an egg allergy so i cant make him anything anymore. He eats veggie chips but they wont allow it.
So difficult. He wont eat bread or fruit or anything so.. Argh. They wont let him have an up n go or any type of meal replacement drink either as they don't allow milk!
Then they constantly report that he often complains he is tired and really flat and hard to motivate to get off the floor.
Thats because he is consuming maybe 300 calories whilst there as he is so over the food i do send with him he only takes a few bites.
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26-05-2014 22:13 #21
26-05-2014 22:18 #22
I would have thought plain corn chips are just as fine as plain crackers. And I think home-made cakes and biscuits should be fine too.
I had no idea preschools could be so fussy! It's hard enough giving DD a variety of healthy food when we can't pack her lunchbox with eggs (eg. hard boiled or frittata slice) or nuts (eg. Trail mix or muesli bars) or hummus.
Kids need some carbs with their fruit and veg. Crackers, plain corn chips and the occasional baked treat won't hurt anyone.
26-05-2014 22:21 #23
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26-05-2014 22:21 #24
No milk?!!! Why, does someone there have a milk allergy?
This all sounds so strict. Not looking forward to packing my DSs lunch next year!!
26-05-2014 22:27 #25
DH on the other hand was allowed to have those fun sized packets of chips in his lunch and other little treats, and he and his sister are lean, muscly healthy eaters who have always made healthy, balanced food choices.
I used to be paranoid about what my 3 year old ate, now I know that moderation is the key. Depriving kids of occasional treats won't help them in the long run.
26-05-2014 22:27 #26
They should promote healthy eating but seriously, OP the food sounded fine.
I too get really peeved at preschools confiscating food out of a child's lunchbox particularly like that mentioned in the OP. I pack the food that I think (a) my kids will eat and (b) that will actually stay edible in a lunch box all day.
The food my kids take to preschool is not representative of what he eats the other 5 days of the week.
26-05-2014 22:29 #27
Yet another reason why I dont send DS2 to any sort of daycare. I am absolutely dreading him starting pre-prep next year and copping flack over his limited diet.
Some people really have absolutely no idea. OP I would be really irritated.
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26-05-2014 22:43 #30
We've been at centres where store bought cakes / biscuits were not allowed - only home made. That's the inconsistency I'm talking about.
Sorry i'm not picking on you as I know you're only explaining it from your side but how could the centre in the OP's case allow a Le Snak and not what the OP packed.
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