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    Default Re: What foods would you not want daycare to offer?

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Please keep them coming.

    I don't plan to make my list of no-nos too long, but there are some things (like hot dogs) that will be an absolute no that I know she feeds the other kids. And I'm trying to broaden my DDs food choices (she's a typical picky toddler) so I do want DCP to offer her the foods the other kids (who are all like 4 and 5yrs old BTW) are eating...within reason.

    And I am going to send a long a bunch of DDs favorites like veggie/pirate booty and earth's best crackers/cereal bars, etc because I don't expect that DCP will be shopping the "organic/health food" section for these and again, she's picky, and some days the only thing I can get her to eat is a rice cake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post
    I think I would probably find out what types of stuff she offers before I send a list of "don't offer" foods.
    Thats what i was thinking before i even read it. She may get overwhelmed with a hudge list. I also agree with supplying a snack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lilbirdie22 View Post
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Please keep them coming.

    I don't plan to make my list of no-nos too long, but there are some things (like hot dogs) that will be an absolute no that I know she feeds the other kids. And I'm trying to broaden my DDs food choices (she's a typical picky toddler) so I do want DCP to offer her the foods the other kids (who are all like 4 and 5yrs old BTW) are eating...within reason.

    And I am going to send a long a bunch of DDs favorites like veggie/pirate booty and earth's best crackers/cereal bars, etc because I don't expect that DCP will be shopping the "organic/health food" section for these and again, she's picky, and some days the only thing I can get her to eat is a rice cake!
    Maybe it would help to limit certain additives instead of making a long list like I did

    Like say...things with MSG, or artificial sweeters and such, or nitrites/nitrates (in hot dogs) if those are things that you're not comfortable with your child having. That would eliminate alot of the unhealthy foods, but it wouldn't make you look like you were eliminating every little thing. For instance, if you could find a hot dog that was healthy, had no preservatives, artificial colors, msg, or nitrites/nitrates and wasn't made from "parts", you'd probably ok it, IYKWIM...though I'm not sure that hot dog exists

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*francis.breadandjam View Post
    Maybe it would help to limit certain additives instead of making a long list like I did

    Like say...things with MSG, or artificial sweeters and such, or nitrites/nitrates (in hot dogs) if those are things that you're not comfortable with your child having. That would eliminate alot of the unhealthy foods, but it wouldn't make you look like you were eliminating every little thing. For instance, if you could find a hot dog that was healthy, had no preservatives, artificial colors, msg, or nitrites/nitrates and wasn't made from "parts", you'd probably ok it, IYKWIM...though I'm not sure that hot dog exists
    I think Organic Valley makes the closest thing- so if you have a child like mine that would love hot dogs, this is the best thing I can find!
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    Applegate Farms hot dogs are pretty good. Meaning they are organic and good ingredients. Personally I think they taste terrible. That is what buy. My kid is a hot dog junkie.

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    I pack breakfast, lunch and snack for DD2 and send with her to dcp every day. This eliminates the need for the no-no list. It only works so long, though. Once they get to be 2 or so, they sometimes want what everyone else is eating (the case with dd1). I try not to sweat the small stuff - if someone's mom brings in cupcakes b/c it's their lo's b-day, I don't worry about that - KWIM?

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    we get breakfast sausges that only have pork in them...yummy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sweetiejo5 View Post
    Applegate Farms hot dogs are pretty good. Meaning they are organic and good ingredients. Personally I think they taste terrible. That is what buy. My kid is a hot dog junkie.
    Hmm, I tried those this weekend and loved them! The beef ones though, not the turkey
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    Default Re: What foods would you not want daycare to offer?

    Something simple like 'Nothing that comes is a "box" or "package" would be a good place to start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post
    Something simple like 'Nothing that comes is a "box" or "package" would be a good place to start...

    ...short, simple, straight to the point
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