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"No,you can't have that. It's nothing but sugar. That's no way to start your day"

I was rolling my eyes SOOO much at the grocery store. A little boy handed his dad a box of cereal,and his sister handed the mom some Rice Krispie treats. Both said no to the kids. What was the cart filled with?
Flavored yogurt,Pringles,and frozen dinners
But no dear child. You may not have those Apple Jacks or Krispie treats

 
butterflyblue19

Asked by butterflyblue19 at 5:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2013 in General Parenting

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Answers (6)
  • Right. Everyone knows junk food only begins at lunch time.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:09 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Um... everyone knows that chocolate cake and soda is the breakfast of champions, so they don't know what they're talking about!
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 6:29 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Many people really don't have the slightest clue what they are eating.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 5:26 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Wow...aren't people funny! I agree with Ballad though.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 5:31 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • OK- but I draw the line at Pop Tarts! lol ;p
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:52 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Maybe they start each day really well but it's all downhill from there!

    No, it seems common that people equate "yogurt" as automatically or inherently "healthy." And terminology about "hidden sugar" in foods exists for a reason. It's not on the radar for a lot of people.

    Things like the packaged foods you mentioned in their cart just don't jump out as "unhealthy" or "sugary" or "low quality" the way certain cereals & packaged treats do, for many people.

    Plus, parents are stuck feeling like it's important to make sure their kids "eat healthy" while at the same time living out their existing sometimes-dysfunctional relationships with food (all of which exist for a valid reason!) Trying to manage both leads to glaring inconsistencies, double standards & power struggles that actually encourage the patterns they're hoping to protect their kids from! I think we're all impacted by this to some degree & in various areas...
    girlwithC

    Answer by girlwithC at 11:28 AM on Sep. 29, 2013

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