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My 18 month old twins are becoming finicky eaters, and they're starting daycare in one week. What kinds of breakfast/lunch foods can I bring for them that I can be guaranteed they will eat? Btw, you can't being alternate meals.

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Asked by Jenniferdp0525 at 3:25 PM on Aug. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Does the daycare not provide meals?

    Answer by RoostersMom4 at 3:26 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • You can't bring alternate meals?...but you want to know what you can bring?...I am confused? lol

    Answer by Kword at 3:26 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Stick to cheese, fruit and little things. Granola bars are okay for most kids.

    Answer by soccerfanatic13 at 3:27 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • The daycare will heat up and serve meals but they do not MAKE meals. By "alternate meals" I mean multiple choices. For example, chicken nuggets AND grilled cheese for lunch in case they don't want the nuggets, but they are encouraged to eat only what you provide for them daily.

    Comment by Jenniferdp0525 (original poster) at 3:30 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • You should bake your own chex mix for them! add dried fruit & nuts. One batch is about @ weeks of snacks!

    Answer by Mrs.Bryant1201 at 3:32 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • That is great for a snack but for lunch? I guess nuggets, cut up grilled cheese, hot dogs, etc. right? finger foods. Any other ideas?

    Comment by Jenniferdp0525 (original poster) at 3:33 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • Here are some of the things I do for my daughter who is 15 months Breakfasts: french toast(no syrup) I buy the frozenkind and they microwave it with a bananna or some blueberries or any other fruit. Breakfast bar and a bananna. Cereal and milk. Frozen pancakes or waffles with jam and a yogurt. toast with cream cheese. Lunches. I do left overs mostly. I buy the individual serving veggies and serve with her chicken nuggets. But mostly we do left overs I pack hers before I dish up dinner that way I know there is enough. For backups I take Gerber meals so if we eat out the night before she has a toddler meal with a yogurt and a piece of bread. Frozen ravoli with a veggie and bread.

    Answer by navyjen at 4:36 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • thanks you so much navyjen :)

    Comment by Jenniferdp0525 (original poster) at 4:43 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • My son is almost 3 and very picky, I've read about it. everything says not to force foods... Send what they like to eat at home. My son loves nuggets, so 5 times a week I am baking chicken nuggets. with those he either has apple slices or green beans or some other fresh fruit or veggie...
    Andrea M.

    Answer by Andrea M. at 7:44 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

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