Do you have that much restraint when it comes to eating food that you KNOW isn't good for you? So it's safe to assume then that you stay completely away from simple carbohydrates because they cause your blood sugar to spike and your pancreas and liver have to work overtime to get those levels back down again?
Come on! You don't even have that restraint so do you really expect a 5 year old, whose brain still has immature self control, to be able to just say no to chocolate of all things?
The mind boggles ..
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04-02-2016 12:50 #61
04-02-2016 12:51 #62
My dd is in childcare and if I felt strongly about her not eating certain things then I'd have let Childcare know when I enrolled her.
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04-02-2016 12:53 #64Senior Member
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Follow-up...after her soft-serve ice-cream for morning tea, my 2 year-old had cherry tomatoes, strawberries, apple, ham, cheese and Savoy crackers for lunch. And a few Tiny Teddies. I call that fairly balanced. But I'm sure I will be told otherwise
She wanted a spinach and kale frittata, but again, I put my foot down and sent her to bed with a bottle of full-fat cows' milk.
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04-02-2016 12:57 #65
But at school, I would be providing her lunch so I know what she's eating. It would never have occurred to me that a teacher hands out chocolate to her class hence why it wouldn't have occurred to me to speak to the school about it.
04-02-2016 13:00 #66
04-02-2016 13:02 #67
Seriously though, I do wonder about the lack of activity. My parents are fitness fanatics themselves but they were also terribly paranoid about bad guys. I wasn't really even allowed in our own backyard without supervision (and they were always busy) so I spent most of my time indoor playing with toys and I was pretty chubby by the time I hit my teens. They don't eat great either though. Everything was pre made in a box from the freezer. I'm overweight now, I won't deny it. My kids have a lot better eating habits than I did as a child. I cook most things from scratch. Sometimes I use bottle sauces if I am running low on time. But they have white bread and I bake cakes with sugar in them sometimes. They spend almost all day, every day playing outside. Either chasing the aforementioned goat and the ducks or riding bikes or just climbing on who knows what. I am stuck arguing with them nearly every night to come inside and go to bed because straight after dinner they take off back outside.
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04-02-2016 13:06 #68
... couldn't quote everyone...
I would never ever give food to a child who had allergies or intolerances. Most of my teaching in this situation was with older children who would often refuse if they knew they weren't allowed. I wouldn't send a permission slip home.
That said. .in my early days of teaching we used to give lollies and stuff as rewards. All. The. Time.
I don't do this anymore. But still.
In early years or daycare teachers are well aware of allergies or intolerances and wouldn't give children/toddlers anything they shouldn't have or that their parents have objected to.
04-02-2016 13:23 #69
Honestly - its fairy bread, not crack cocaine.
Would it worry me if it was a special occasion - nope.
My kids are awesome eaters and LOVE all the nutritious good stuff - they have a great healthy relationship with food - they know what is good for them. They know that treats are just that and not to be eaten all the time. They also know that its not 'bad' to eat treats.
I refuse to obsess over food and I refuse to teach my children to obsess over food.
04-02-2016 13:25 #70
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