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ButterfliesAreWeird Mon 04-Dec-17 20:07:59

Today I bought my son the monthly CBeebies magazine and this was smack bang in the middle of it. It was supposed to be about doctors but this is just promoting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, ect. I'm no vegan but I know when I'm sitting there eating a cheese and egg sandwich that it's not good for me, yet this is stating it's vital to have 2 unhealthy groups of food each day to be healthy. This gos against the NHS, the WHO, and just science in general. I would have expected this 10 years ago but it's 2017 and we know better.

Kentnurse2015 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:09:07

Eh? They are children. They need quite a good mix of foods

moonmaker Mon 04-Dec-17 20:10:37

Can you educate me as to what's wrong with a cheese and egg sandwich or have I misunderstood you ? And what's wrong with the picture , seems fine to me .

lovelyjubilly Mon 04-Dec-17 20:10:44

What the heck are you talking about? On which planet is a cheese and egg sandwich bad for you?

LilyRose16 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:10:50


I expected to click on the picture and see cakes and chocolate from what you said in your post!

NC4now Mon 04-Dec-17 20:10:51

Not sure I understand your objection? The dairy? It’s generally recommended for toddlers to have some calcium rich food for bone health - hence previously giving milk to infants in school.

ZoeWashburne Mon 04-Dec-17 20:11:45

Are you saying meat and dairy are inherently unhealthy foods?

Cupcakegirl13 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:12:29

Looks like a pretty normal balanced diet to me

BumWad Mon 04-Dec-17 20:13:22

MN is full of them tonight!!! grin

RemainOptimistic Mon 04-Dec-17 20:14:17

DC need fats and proteins to grow and be healthy. Dairy for calcium. Most people choose animal products to fulfill those needs.

Nowt wrong with a cheese and egg sandwich so long as you have a nice big side salad? Maybe a lump of cress on top?

InDubiousBattle Mon 04-Dec-17 20:14:33

What exactly are you pissed off about? That it recommends dairy?

leccybill Mon 04-Dec-17 20:14:37

Really want a cheese and egg sandwich now.

Iloveanimals Mon 04-Dec-17 20:15:26

Well OK then.... 😂

EdmundCleverClogs Mon 04-Dec-17 20:16:33

I’m confused, this seems to be promoting a balanced diet, where is the issue?

As for

I would have expected this 10 years ago but it's 2017 and we know better.

Umm, 2007 is hardly that long ago. What was so drastically different back then?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 04-Dec-17 20:17:15

Is cheese and egg a recognised sandwich filling? That would definitely coat the roof of your mouth. Claggy.

napmeistergeneral Mon 04-Dec-17 20:17:27

YABU. Cancer, heart disease and diabetes? I can only assume you're exaggerating for shock value since giving a child a cheese and egg sandwich will cause none of these things. Children need to learn about balance and moderation, this is fundamental to a good diet and a healthy attitude towards food. Demonising certain foods or food groups is not useful, either for diet itself or for cultivating a sensible, informed attitude to food.

JaniceBattersby Mon 04-Dec-17 20:17:49

Cheese and egg TOGETHER? No.

QueenUnicorn Mon 04-Dec-17 20:18:38

Yes, YABU.
I think you need to read up more on healthy diets.

NorksAkimbo72 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:19:17

No idea what your point is, OP...what about this are you opposed to??
I'm hoping OP means a fried egg and cheese sandwich...which, when you add bacon is food of the Gods...

Chilver Mon 04-Dec-17 20:19:17

I'm assuming you are talking about fruit and dairy? Or carbs and dairy?

Children still need the wide range of nutrients from those food groups. I didn't realise the NHS and WHO had banned entire food groups?

PinkyBlunder Mon 04-Dec-17 20:19:18

Good golly! What do you eat in your house OP?!

SconNotScone Mon 04-Dec-17 20:19:56

Cheese and egg together. Ooof, not sure about that.

BumWad Mon 04-Dec-17 20:21:12

Yea I’ve never had a cheese and egg sandwich either. As in together. Mind blown 🤯

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Mon 04-Dec-17 20:22:12

What's wrong with that plate? fconfused

blueskyinmarch Mon 04-Dec-17 20:22:18

I am not sure about an egg and cheese sandwich but those things are good together in a quiche. Or a little grated cheese in some scrambled egg. Can't see what the issue is. MN is SO weird sometimes.

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