Home lunch or school lunch- what's better?
Rebecca - posted on 03/26/2013
i'd make sure the food is healthy and they aren't just relying on the old outdated usda food pyramid and counting ketchup as a vegetable. if it's healthy, with healthy fats and dairy (not skim), low in sugar, no corn syrup, and some veggies and fruits, of course, why not eat it? if it's not, send a lunch with him. even if it's more work it's worth it to have his good health.
Ev - posted on 03/26/2013
As far as a daycare or preschool, a lot of them are on the USDA program and get reimbersed for the food they make for the kids. They have to have certain amounts of all food groups accounted for at each meal and snack. As far as I know, the part of the state that licenses daycare providers requires them to serve foods that are of nutritional value. So I would think that the food would be good for the child and safe to eat. They have to be careful in daycare places how they handle food and drinks where children are concerned. Also some places do not allow food to be brought in no matter if it is home made or not because it is different from what the others get and then those kids will wonder why they do not have what Johnny and Sally have. It makes it harder for the teachers too as it causes a lot of distractions to the other kids. If McD's is brought in for instance...those kids are going to want fries too. I know a lot of places will allow it for those on special diets because of allergies or nutritional needs.
Hope this helps.
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