I'm sorry, but they're your children. Youcan feed them what you like. I'm sure yourself, and most other parent whose children are in attendance feed their dcs a well-balanced diet. Nut business, fair enough, but the rest of it is patronising to say the very least. are you sending dcs there? or just browing nurseries?
I wouldn't have a problem with it. The advice is aimed at people daft enough to think that crisps are ok daily for toddlers (lots of people think this). I also can't believe the amount of people (not on mumsnet , who think that coke is a hydrating drink for a child who doesn't like water)
I would be the opposite in that I would be happy that my kid wasn't surrounded by other kids eating crisps/haribo/coke every day.
weeeell, I know what you mean, it sounds over the top but this is a nursery we're talking about. Would people really send their kids in with a bag of crisps, a bag of sweets, a cake and a sandwich? The kids have got to be under 5, and that would be a very junky diet indeed. No harm in withdrawing your consent to that if you are a childcare setting taking seriously it's responsibility to the health of kids...
though agree it's over the top to stipulate different foods; lots of kids at this stage do want a very routine diet. So long as it's not full of sweets cakes and crisps I would have thought that's enough for the nursery to be going on with.
Also I'd want to remember that the nursery are dealing with maybe twenty or thirty kids a day instead of us at home with one or two; twenty or thirty hyped up on squash and sweets would not be the best fun for anybody, surely.
Im a cook in a nursery and I try to make sure the children have things from each food group. But thats with breakfast, a hot lunch and a snack. Its easier when your providing meals for a large group and also theres much more choice in hot meals.
My DCs also have to have a healthy packed lunch for school. water or pure fruit juice no crisp or biscuits or cakes no sugary treats 1 treat on a friday
they are not too strict because the school is in a deprived area, but some children would come to school with their packed lunch full of junk without even a sandwich. I find it very hard to keep their packed lunches interesting!
I think that they should treat the parents as responsible adults who can cope with feeding their own DC a balanced diet! I don't have the time or inclination to do a lot of variety-there is more to life than planning a packed lunch! If I have one myself it is more or less the same every time-quick and easy. People who write these things always assume that the DC is interested in food! I have DSs; they didn't have packed lunches until they went to school but they wanted something that was quick and easy and got them out to play in record time! Fruit came straight back home-it took too long to eat-the same with anything messy. There was no point in slaving over an imaginative, varied lunch box, it wasn't what they wanted.I just made sure that they had a good breakfast and evening meal, and fruit once they got home and had time to unwind.
List in OP is control-freakery, but.... ime, most parents ignore at least some of those sorts of rules at least some of the time, the school/nursery just has to shrug and get on with it. I wouldn't let a list like that put me off (nor would I feel obliged to follow it particularly, except probably the nuts thing, there is a child at DC school who is very contact sensitive, I wouldn't want him having a near death experience to be on my conscience).
I think it is another thing that shows how out of touch people are with the needs of boys! They really don't care as long as they get out to play. DS1 used to bring his home when he was at secondary school-most of the time-he claimed he didn't have the time to eat it!