Inja - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
i have been looking at childcare options for my 3 year old (daycare/nursery/pre-school). many of these programs provide breakfast and/or lunch as well as snacks. it does not seem that there are m/any schools - even with the many independent and charter schools - who have high standards for what they feed their kids, despite sometimes hefty tuition.
i would like to hear from other parents who have dealt with this issue. i find it hard to even discuss this at the childcare facilities without sounding like a snob. but the fact is that information about our food source and what kind of junk is in common foods is not well known. i.e. almost all sandwich bread, even if it says "whole grain" contains high fructose corn syrup. the use of genetically engineered food products, excessive salt, MSG, preservatives, dyes...the list goes on. a recent news article about how school lunches are feeding kids beef that is below grade that is even acceptable in fast food places like mcdonalds!
what's a concerned mom to do??