Jenelle - posted on 09/17/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )
I recently switched daycare ladies due to the fact that the previous lady quit doing daycare to go to school. Now, this new lady we are using does not offer anything else for breakfast but dry cereal and a little mouthwash size cup of milk. For snack, more dry cereal. For lunch, a bologna sandwich, and get this, before the kids can get a fruit or veggie, they have to eat their sandwich gone first. My son is probably not considered the "norm" when it comes to 5 year old eating fruits and vegetables, but in all honesty, he askes for seconds. He loves fruits and vegetables, so much that when we go grocery shopping he picks out all colors of bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh out of the garden green beans, you name it,he pretty much eats in. Again for snack time number 2 it's dry cereal. She did state to me when I brought this up to her attention, that eventually the kids will have hot lunches twice a week. She told me she has 12 mouths to feed and only gets reimbursed $2.00 a day per child from the MN food program. She also told me that she does not have the time to cook meals and if she were to buy frozen pancakes or waffles that that would be too expensive.
I am wondering, would any of you be ok with this? And, was it the right thing to do that I confronted her on this situation?
Thanks so much for your feedback in advance as I seriously am struggling with this. Does not make matters any easier that my ex-husband feels there is nothing wrong with what our child is eating at daycare. I feel with all the sugars and carbs he gets everyday, he'll be fat in no time.