[QUOTE=A-Squared;8193542]Meh! I'm not fussed. Maccas do have healthier options these days. A happy meal can have 3 nuggets and a bottle of water if you want, so not too bad. Or you could just not use it - maybe give it to another kid perhaps.
I agree. Plenty of parents are happy to feed their kids lollies or chocolate or packets of tiny teddies and potato chips, but not macdonalds. Why is that?why do we rate maccas as so much worse than everything else?
Whoops, I dont think i quoted the correct bit. I was agreeing that maccas isnt all bad - no worse than any other junk food IMO
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24-05-2015 20:54 #41
24-05-2015 21:18 #42
I stopped eating red meat and poultry in the late 80,s as a teenager and back then there was no where near as much info on nutrition and vegetarians so I read a lot on what to eat and I taught myself how to incorporate other sources of protein and iron into my diet , my SIL is a nutritionist and naturopath so I pretty much have her on speed dial and as soon as I became pregnant and had so much time off I just really got into kids health and nutrition and what foods to give DS and literally spent months researching and cooking and meal planning , I've always also been a "foodie" and love entertaining so it's just become a big passion - I'm not a total health nut and do subscribe to the 80/20 rule , DS had ice cream and apple crumble I made for dessert tonight but we just don't do fast food or have processed food at home
24-05-2015 21:31 #43
Using food (any food) for reward is not appropriate IMO. But Maccas...! I'm speechless.
24-05-2015 21:35 #44
I have not been into a McDonald's for decades but I just don't get why you would go there to get a healthy choice meal? Do people really go in to a McDonald's for a healthy meal or is it a marketing ploy to get the parents in?
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24-05-2015 21:48 #45
I do not get rewarding sport with McDonalds. But they are huge sponsors of junior sport and they need funding from somewhere. Its a catch 21 I guess.
We are the odd family that opt for healthy choices at McDonalds on the rare chance we go there.
My DD is ana to eggs and if we are caught out with snacks, or out for a quick meal McDonalds is great with allergies.
Most places look at you like you have 12 heads or tell you they don't cater to allergies but McDonalds is always really helpful.
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24-05-2015 22:14 #46
I agree that the fat, salt, sugar and calories is huge, but so is the quantities in potato crisps or tiny teddies,or museli bars, or other foods that parents give their kids daily. Why is mcdonalds fries once a week worse than potato crisps in the lunch box every day? Or a museli bar for recess, or take away hot chips? I just dont see why mcdonalds is worse than the many unhealthy snack foods that some parents feed their kids daily. [QUOTE=Elijahs Mum;8193585]
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24-05-2015 22:39 #49
We still don't eat wonderfully and have takeaway once a fortnight, but it's so much better than it used to be. I have a really unhealthy relationship with food and some of that stems from never being taught to balance things right. Every night we were sat down to dinner with soft drink and white bread for afterwards. I was allowed to eat chips whenever I wanted and there was always cordial in the house. We rarely drank water. We now have a much better balance in our diet but it's taken some doing and the breaking of some very old habits to improve on things simply because I want to show DS how to balance things right.
24-05-2015 22:53 #50
Good lord I just google the nutritional info of McDonalds! It's worse than I thought!
I also believe processed snack foods are just as bad but 5 packets of tiny teddies and 5 muesli bars combined can't be as bad as this!
Happy meal with :
6 nuggets , sweet and sour sauce, small fries, small coke
And even worse over 20 additives including msg, nitrates and those known to cause behavioural problems plus trans fats
Some of those chicken wraps have over 30 additives in them 😱
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