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April 25th, 2005, 08:36 AM
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Hi,
I am VERY picky about what my 18 mo eats. I make sure he has as least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. He only drinks milk and water. And while he has chicken nuggets I don't allow french fries. My MIL gives him nothing but junk when she has him and it makes me SO angry! She will give him mac and cheese. biscuts, chocolate milk, ice cream and green beans and call it a balanced day! Am i the only one out there who thinks that it's important to establish good eating habits early? Maybe it's cause I'm overweight that I want better for my child, I dn't know but I'm sick of people saying i'm mean and weird for feeding my child healthy foods!
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April 27th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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I definitely agree that healthy eating habits are established early. I was reading an article last month in one of the many parenting magazines I get (I forget which one, but I'll look for you) and the article made an interesting point. It stated that "junk foods" or sweeter foods shouldn't be forbidden because when they are the child may seek them out more and then when they are older just want the sweeter foods. I guess it does make sense, a child will want what they can not have. I think you are definitely doing the right thing by establishing good eating habits and I would be upset with my MIL if she fed my child what you listed daily. I do think that a few treats now and then won't hurt.

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April 27th, 2005, 06:59 PM
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I too have heard about that. I do allow him some stuff but I just don't like pure junk. Like he has animal crackers and yogurt but I don't like choc milk and candy and french fries.
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