Sure, I have a little issue with food that comes from a box, and those packet meals... but hey, eat what you like!
And sure, I focus on nutrition in my school lunches. In fact, school lunches are a huge deal to me because I feel that it can affect how well your child learns at school. I prefer the my kids' teachers spend their time teaching rather than dealing with sugared or additive-upped kids. Not all kids react to sugar or additives, but I think having a blanket policy to ban chocolate/confectionery and fruit drinks (as opposed to juice) would benefit many students and teachers alike. At times, I feel alone in this sentiment.
That said, my kids still eat 'junk' outside school hours - you can see me at Maccas lining up in the school holidays or on long road trips. I think denying kids all together of 'treats' can enforce binge behaviours too, so finding a happy balance of food is a tricky business for most parents, including me. I don't want my kids to feel like they are 'missing out on all the fun'. We go to town for birthday parties, we sure do!
Does it really matter what goes in the lunchbox? I know some parents would be happy just to have a lunchbox returned empty some days - if they have issues getting their kids to eat... it's hard to know what to do...
Are you considered a food nazi? What do you think?
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