limit what they can get (i.e. no fries, no burger, etc)? Just wondered if I'm weird for limiting it to certain healthy options.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Nov. 14, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 2:02 AM on Nov. 14, 2010
I let my grand kids choose..within reason. Often one will order a healthy side, and the other chooses a less healthy side. We split both so the get a little of each. I'm fortunate that my GD loves fish, and broccoli and such. She just discovered parsnips and asparagus and is in love. My GS on the other hand thinks mandarins oranges are dessert..lol. It works. We let them have treats though. In my experience if you focus solely on healthy when they get to the point of making their own choices when you aren't around the go overboard, they feel deprived.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:27 AM on Nov. 14, 2010
At regular sit down places they can order whatever they want off the kids menu. I usually encourage them to get something different (otherwise one always orders pizza, another always gets a burger, etc). My son has started ordering off the adult menu and I try to get him to try new things. The only thing we really limit is their drinks. They get water. They can only get something else if they have been behaving.
We usually go to buffet places, though. When there they each have to pick a veggie (at least one, preferably more) and some kind of meat. They get water for their first glass and then can have something else once they've finished their first plate of food otherwise they fill up on milk. Eating a burger and fries once a week or whatever isn't going to be detrimental to their health.
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