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Toddlers and Junk Food

I am not going to be nice here, maybe some of you will not like it,

But come on!!!!

What is that to give junk food to a toddler? Are we the only one here who think it is not acceptable?

Two times this week in Gymboree I saw mothers feeding their toddlers with McDonald for snack! Fries! For a toddler??? 1-2-3 years of age?

I believe it is very important what kids eat today to help them being healthy tomorrow. You have to give them good habits and I believe they are way too young for junk food. They have the rest of their lives to eat it.

And to feed them IN Gymboree, a place full of toddlers.

My daughter was curious of the paper on the table and she went to see it. The mother wanted to give her fries wihout asking ME if it was ok. I stop her saying I didn't want my daughter eats that.

Am I crazy to not want my daughter to eat sugar, salt and junk food yet? I see so many mothers giving crappy food to their kids! Unbelievable!
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Re: Toddlers and Junk Food

Ditto

My ex fills my son up with crap food and it really annoys me. He's 4 and shouldnt know what sugar and McDonalds is yet!!!
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Re: Toddlers and Junk Food

As we say : we are what we eat.....
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Re: Toddlers and Junk Food

Though not being a fan of fast food, but I see, poor McDonald has become a centerpiece of blame for bad and junk food (It's always crowded by the way!). But many don't notice that there are other foods which are not better than Mac's at all but no one blames them.
Lots of fatty salty French fries and or fatty meat, Sausages,...., in other places are not healthier than Mc. Even many good restaurants are not using good ingredients.
All frozen, processed, almost ready stuff which people buy and put in Microwave are not that good either. The list goes on...
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Though not being a fan of fast food, but I see, poor McDonald has become a centerpiece of blame for bad and junk food (It's always crowded by the way!). But many don't notice that there are other foods which are not better than Mac's at all but no one blames them.
Lots of fatty salty French fries and or fatty meat, Sausages,...., in other places are not healthier than Mc. Even many good restaurants are not using good ingredients.
All frozen, processed, almost ready stuff which people buy and put in Microwave are not that good either. The list goes on...
I have nothing against McDonald. If it was Burger King or else I'll name it. But in this situation, McDonald was on the table. It could be something else, it could be home made french fries, it will still be french fries.

Lets not stick on brands here but on the food itself!
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Old 18.12.2009, 11:44
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Re: Toddlers and Junk Food

Guess I wouldn't be too worried about one or two French fries here and there. Healthy diet 98% of the time is enough to keep anyone healthy.

Or do you notice the same mothers doing this week after week?

(I agree though that she should have asked you first, before feeding anything to your child.)
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Re: Toddlers and Junk Food

Come on. There is nothing wrong with a few fries from time to time. It's the responsible feeding in the greater scheme of things that sets the habit or example.

Everything in moderation, including anal paranoia. You don't want your kid growing up with a complex and ending up on the therapists sofa one day because they have a fast-food fetish because mother wouldn't let them have fries.

What about kids parties? can they have candy or should we feed them grapes and granary loaf?
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Lets not stick on brands here but on the food itself!
This is my point as well, the food not necessarily the location.
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Come on. There is nothing wrong with a few fries from time to time. It's the responsible feeding in the greater scheme of things that sets the habit or example.

Everything in moderation, including anal paranoia. You don't want your kid growing up with a complex and ending up on the therapists sofa one day because they have a fast-food fetish because mother wouldn't let them have fries.

What about kids parties? can they have candy or should we feed them grapes and granary loaf?
Again, I think a 1, 2 or 3 year old is too young for greasy, over salty or made from chemical stuff. If this is what you give as a snack, what is a dinner?
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Though not being a fan of fast food, but I see, poor McDonald has become a centerpiece of blame for bad and junk food (It's always crowded by the way!). But many don't notice that there are other foods which are not better than Mac's at all but no one blames them.
Lots of fatty salty French fries and or fatty meat, Sausages,...., in other places are not healthier than Mc. Even many good restaurants are not using good ingredients.
All frozen, processed, almost ready stuff which people buy and put in Microwave are not that good either. The list goes on...

Some food cooked from frozen food is OK - depends what was added to the food before freezing (and after thawing). For example, fish frozen on board the fishing boat is fine.

To keep on topic: I agree that toddlers should be given wholesome food as far as is possible. I think the OP is concerned that they develop a taste for highly seasoned food if it's given too often.
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Some food cooked from frozen food is OK - depends what was added to the food before freezing (and after thawing). For example, fish frozen on board the fishing boat is fine.

To keep on topic: I agree that toddlers should be given wholesome food as far as is possible. I think the OP is concerned that they develop a taste for highly seasoned food if it's given too often.
Exactly!

My best friend feed her daughter with a lot of junk food. She began to eat fries when she was 7-8 months. She will cries, beg and scream to get some since than!

All those fat kids are not fat because of their Thyroid gland...
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Guess I wouldn't be too worried about one or two French fries here and there. Healthy diet 98% of the time is enough to keep anyone healthy.

Or do you notice the same mothers doing this week after week?
In the U.K., I've seen toddler's, sitting in their strollers, every morning having their packet of potato crisps for breakfast.

I always wondered what they had for lunch?

It seems to be a lot healthier here - my oldest isn't allowed to take potato crisps to Kindergarten for Zuni (and we wouldn't have dreamed of letting him anyway).

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(I agree though that she should have asked you first, before feeding anything to your child.)
What do people think when they do this?

The number of people* who came up to our baby this year and rammed a slab of nut chocolate into his mouth without asking and at a time when he hadn't even started even on solids)...

*Elderly ladies ("oh, but it was different in our day").
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It's just potato. Jeez....
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Re: Toddlers and Junk Food

Kids should definitely eat good, proper healthy foods until the're in their double-digit years.

Even 7 or 8 is too young for that. The human brain keeps developing for twice that long and all this fat and sugar ain't doing it good.

Of course easier said than done, and the "occasional" bite may not do much harm if any, but regularly giving a kid salty, fatty, sugar laden products when their body and mind is in full development mode is a true hinderance on their true potential...
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No, Potato is potato.

Fries is potato cook in oil. Soak in oil. So it's no more potato but oil-potato.
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Kids should definitely eat good, proper healthy foods until the're in their double-digit years.

Even 7 or 8 is too young for that. The human brain keeps developing for twice that long and all this fat and sugar ain't doing it good.

Of course easier said than done, and the "occasional" bite may not do much harm if any, but regularly giving a kid salty, fatty, sugar laden products when their body and mind is in full development mode is a true hinderance on their true potential...
Afterward they are in double digits they should eat bad improper and unhealthy foods?
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Afterward they are in double digits they should eat bad improper and unhealthy foods?
Don't troll this thread! Shinigami didn't say something like that!
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No, Potato is potato.

Fries is potato cook in oil. Soak in oil. So it's no more potato but oil-potato.

And more salt than a toddler should eat in a week.
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No, Potato is potato.

Fries is potato cook in oil. Soak in oil. So it's no more potato but oil-potato.
If you think that the occasional fry is going to affect your child then you are off your rocker.

If you allow the occasional fry to turn into an addiction and that is all the child wants then you have made some mistakes in feeding.

Everything in moderation is fine. I bet you'd send your kid to a birthday party with carrot sticks wouldn't you?
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I am not going to be nice here, maybe some of you will not like it,

But come on!!!!

What is that to give junk food to a toddler? Are we the only one here who think it is not acceptable?

Two times this week in Gymboree I saw mothers feeding their toddlers with McDonald for snack! Fries! For a toddler??? 1-2-3 years of age?

I believe it is very important what kids eat today to help them being healthy tomorrow. You have to give them good habits and I believe they are way too young for junk food. They have the rest of their lives to eat it.

And to feed them IN Gymboree, a place full of toddlers.

My daughter was curious of the paper on the table and she went to see it. The mother wanted to give her fries wihout asking ME if it was ok. I stop her saying I didn't want my daughter eats that.

Am I crazy to not want my daughter to eat sugar, salt and junk food yet? I see so many mothers giving crappy food to their kids! Unbelievable!
Well I was having lunch at the airport in Sicily and next to us was a German couple...they had given their 4 and 6 year olds...COCA COLA ZERO!!!!!! OK it has no sugar but still!!! I think only adults should drink it and even so.... Oh and they were eating a slice of pizza which is not really bad I guess.
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