Sal - posted on 11/23/2011 ( 62 moms have responded )
there was a story here last week where one of our biggest loser trainers where she said that parents giving kids macdonalds amounted to child abuse (my words but the same general idea) and i was also reading a post on another page where a mum was asking for affordable snacks for kids, and having seen my sil shopping last week i am really curious what other people count as normal food good for everyday Vs what they think is JUNK food,
i think as a main source of meals any take away is not ideal at all it really got me thinking, what do you count as JUNK food, is it just the nasty take aways, it is supermarket frozen stuff is it is it anything that is fried any where any time, does having organic or preservative free on the package make it better???? yesterday i was on canteen duty and it never fails to stun me what counts as healthy food, here we use the Traffic light system, and all food sold must have limited fat salt and sugar before it can be sold, food such as chips iceblocks and flavoured milks and juices make this mark purely by portion size, but the kids can buy as many as they like, it is still all junk as far as i can see, there is lots of healthy options but the kids don;t buy them nearly as much...
for me i think it is far more dangerous ideas for mums and dads to buy loads of prepackaged frozen and packaged food in the house as a norm than it is for the odd trip to get take away, i don;t think having organic on the box of prepacked snacks makes them a good idea there is still sugar salt and fat.....i don;t like preservatives but i avoid them by making as much as i can my self......