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

    So I am still getting my head around the norm for big childcare centres after being with family day care for 7 years. Nail polish - not normal, shoes off- normal. So what about fairy bread for afternoon tea? Please don't tell me this ia normal? I work in child health and practice what I preach in terms of diet and nutrition. Fairy bread is not on the list! Is this what childcare feed our children?!

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    Not where my kids have been sent!
    I would not be impressed with that at all!!!

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    Not all centres would serve fairy bread. I'd be shocked if they ever had it besides as a special occasion - like ours made it once last year for 'show day'/fete type thing.

    If meals are provided there should be a menu you could get in advance which outlines meals and snacks? I'd ask for that and raise your concerns based on that.

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    None of the ones I have worked at or taken my kids to have served fairy bread on a regular basis.

    It has been served at things like end of year parties and special occasions.

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    There is a Childcare centre in my local area that has fairy bread on the menu for afternoon tea. When we were looking around at centres to send our kids I was looking at the menu online...hence I didn't even go and look through that centre, I was mortified! Others in our area had chocolate slice, Anzac slice, hedgehog slice....crazy!

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    I don't think it's "crazy". Poor kids these days are expected to eat quinoa, lentils and green smoothies!

    My child-care (where my 2yo attends), serves fruit for morning tea, generally a hot lunch dish such as rice/pasta with vegies, and something sweet for afternoon tea. This has been fairy bread some weeks. Sounds like a fair enough menu to me.

    Life has become very strange when as parents we get upset about fairy bread. I think we need to collectively calm down a bit.

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    Only on special occasions here. Usually when there is a 'party' someone brings some. But my childcare does not provide food.

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    I wouldn't like it - full of sugar and artificial colours of which can cause hyperactivity in kids is not something I would want fed to my 2 year old every afternoon , a few times a year at parties when the parent is there sure but part of a daily diet no

    I do think things need to change with children's diets today - sure quinoa might be over the top for some ( not me!) but it really shouldn't be that hard to provide fresh healthy meals to toddlers when at age 2 it is so important for them not only for their health but to role model good eating habits - type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in Aussie kids and we wonder why?

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    How often does it happen? If it were for a special occasion I'd have no issue with it! Staff should be aware of all allergies / food intolerances / sensitivities (in our centre they are posted on the wall with a photo of the child) and act accordingly...like another poster, my centre serves fruit, dairy & crackers for morning tea, a cooked meal for lunch (meat, rice & veg of some sort usually) and sandwiches or something sweet for afternoon tea (custard or homemade cake). This information is always provided to parents ahead of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I wouldn't like it - full of sugar and artificial colours of which can cause hyperactivity in kids is not something I would want fed to my 2 year old every afternoon , a few times a year at parties when the parent is there sure but part of a daily diet no

    I do think things need to change with children's diets today - sure quinoa might be over the top for some ( not me!) but it really shouldn't be that hard to provide fresh healthy meals to toddlers when at age 2 it is so important for them not only for their health but to role model good eating habits - type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in Aussie kids and we wonder why?
    I 100% agree with this!

    There is also very little nutritional benefit in fairy bread let alone the sugar and artificial colours...

    Surely it can't be that hard for a Childcare centre to provide something far more nutritious??

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