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To have thought my dcs diet was ok until I joined mumsnet?

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Meandmygirls2009 Fri 31-Jul-15 20:56:12

I have always thought my dc ate ok, but since joining mumsnet and reading lots of posts I am worried that I do not feed my dc a healthy diet! Typical day consists of:
Breakfast: bagel and orange juice
Snack: grapes
Lunch: cheese sandwich, mini cheddars, raisons
Snack: 2 chocolate digestives
Dinner: home made spag Bol, strawberries

Does this sound ok? I am worried the daily mini cheddars and digestives are too much after reading what other children eat sad

DisappointedOne Fri 31-Jul-15 20:59:37

That's a huge amount of wheat and pretty much no veg. It's not great to be honest.

FarFromAnyRoad Fri 31-Jul-15 20:59:52

Hmmm. What some MN'ers say their children eat, and what their children actually eat are usually considerably at odds with the actualité!

DisappointedOne Fri 31-Jul-15 21:00:12

Grapes and raisins are both hugely high in sugar too.

ReluctantCamper Fri 31-Jul-15 21:01:07

Sounds basically fine to me, buuuuut, since you did ask, I'd be attempting to put some more veg in there for DS to reject . Salad with the spag Bol, carrot courgette, lentils in with the mince?

You're not feeding them turkey twizlers, the diet you describe sounds perfectly adequate.

TheSkiingGardener Fri 31-Jul-15 21:01:11

There's nothing wrong with wheat unless you are intolerant of it and there are at least 5 fruit and veg in there. Nothing much to worry about I don't think.

smileyhappymummy Fri 31-Jul-15 21:01:30

Depends a bit on the spaghetti bolognese - mine contains courgettes, carrots, onions, peppers and a cooking apple as well as the mince and chopped tomatoes. So hardly no vegetables!

ReluctantCamper Fri 31-Jul-15 21:02:23

Yep, I don't understand the wheat phobia. If you were a coeliac, you'd know it. If you're not, eating wheat will do you no harm whatsoever.

YeOldeTrout Fri 31-Jul-15 21:02:49

MN didn't used to be so crazy purist about food.
I know my diet is better than avg but by golly it's rubbish pants compared to what people on here tend to say they eat.

Twinkie1 Fri 31-Jul-15 21:03:40

Juice is apparently as bad as crack cocaine!! (DS 10 years old told me that!)

Fruit not all that good either and chocolate is better for you than raisins which are high in sugar and bugger up your teeth.

AuntyMag10 Fri 31-Jul-15 21:04:05

Don't go by what mn says. I doubt most people here actually practice the perfect balanced diet that they preach.

CharleyDavidson Fri 31-Jul-15 21:04:12

Me - I hope you have your hard-hat ready as there will be a lot of mnetters coming on to pick apart your typical menu.

There's protein there, there's fruit and (I assume) veg in your spag bol. I don't think that carbs are the devil so have no issues with a bagel for breakfast. And a couple of biscuits and a packet of cheddars isn't ideal, but could be worse.


Hellotherehowareyoudoing Fri 31-Jul-15 21:05:22

I wouldn't judge yourself against what people say on here, you're doing fine OP smile

DorisLessingsCat Fri 31-Jul-15 21:05:29

Where are the vegetables? I'd add carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes either as snacks rather than sugary fruit or biscuits.

How old are they?

Egosumquisum Fri 31-Jul-15 21:05:34

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BabyGanoush Fri 31-Jul-15 21:05:55

Take what MNers eat, and what their kids eat, with a pinch if salt.

Somevery vocal organic rice cake munchers on here.

It's nice once your kids are out of toddler stage that they can join you in "normal" meals. Less of the silly snack-food.

But don't listen even to me

What do I know grin

WorraLiberty Fri 31-Jul-15 21:06:25

I agree with FarFromAnyRoad and I don't even know what actualité means.

Don't compare your kid's diet to randoms on the internet.

That way madness lies.

usualsuspect333 Fri 31-Jul-15 21:07:27

lol at rice cake munchers.

MN children summed up in a few words.

Egosumquisum Fri 31-Jul-15 21:07:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RJnomore Fri 31-Jul-15 21:08:18

Sounds fine to me although if you can pack in some more fruit and veg somewhere I would.

I'm not anti carb either. My kids diet wasn't far off that when younger. Maybe some more calcium somewhere if I'm being picky.

UrethraFranklin1 Fri 31-Jul-15 21:08:55

No matter what you say your kids eat, someone here will tell you its rubbish. In fact ten people will, all for different reasons.

It's fine. IF you're happy and they are happy, why would you care what any of the muppets on here think?

Passmethecrisps Fri 31-Jul-15 21:09:52

The snacks are a bit sugary but I think that is a perfectly reasonable and sustainable diet.

I am an everything in moderation kind of parent and I have no issue with giving dd just a little of what she fancies.

i have found MN to be a largely welcoming and non-judgemental place apart from when it comes to children's diets.

If you want a comparison my dd went to nursery today having had cereal. She took some homemade mixed veg frittata for lunch with some olives, cucumbers and peppers and strawberries for dessert. She had left over corned beef hash for nursery tea.

She had random little snacks when home - a handful of banana chips, more strawberries and a slice of toast demanded immediately before bed

cogitosum Fri 31-Jul-15 21:10:09

My ds is 2 and will not eat vegetables. I have no idea why. We eat them and he ate loads until he was just over 1. He eats loads of fruit and I tend not to worry. Just continue to offer them.

His diet does not sound dissimilar to yours but he would eat more fruit - normally a satsuma, an apple and half a punnet of blueberries.

I try not to worry and don't go in for the juice is crack mentality!

Welshmaenad Fri 31-Jul-15 21:10:41

Jesus Christ.

It's absolutely fine.

It's what normal children eat, I'd say it was actually pretty damn balanced compared to what I see some children eating. It's pretty similar to what my children eat.

Mumsnet isn't real life. Just keep repeating that, and crack on.

DisappointedOne Fri 31-Jul-15 21:11:11

Wheat 3+ times a day isn't a great idea for anyone, wheat intolerant or not.

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