If your child does not like the dinner-what do they do?

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dribbleface Fri 14-Jan-11 21:44:19

Quick question

At your nursery if your child does not like the food offered what does the nursery do?


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CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 14-Jan-11 21:45:55

encourage them to try a bit
offer more of any bit they do like (if there is one)
then take it away and give pudding when the other dc have theirs.

ceebeegeebies Fri 14-Jan-11 21:46:11

DS1 developed a dislike for tomatos from about the age of 3 so would never eat spaghetti bolognase at nursery. I never asked nursery tbh but DS1 used to tell me that they would make him a sandwich instead and I have no reason to not believe him. It was only once every 2 or 3 weeks so I was never that bothered.

StealthPolarStuckSpaceBar Fri 14-Jan-11 21:46:32

Well tbh we've never really had a problem, my incredibly fussy cheese hating 3yo has eaten anything and everything. But for the short period he was fussy there as well as home (or on the odd occasion where he has refused something, or felt under the weather) they've tried to tempt him with bread and butter, the odd jam sandwich, toast, banana etc. I wouldn't be too impressed if they insisted on the "take it or leave it" approach

dribbleface Fri 14-Jan-11 21:48:39

thanks - thats what we do, if they haven't eaten anything at all we give a sandwich a bit later.

Should add i am a nursery manager and have an increasing number of parents wanting us to cook something entirely different as their child do not like 'X, Y & Z'. If we know a child dislikes something we will try but its hard when they don't like most of the foods (all basic home cooked family meals).

Its getting out of hand!

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dribbleface Fri 14-Jan-11 21:52:12

*does not like!

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ceebeegeebies Sat 15-Jan-11 10:59:28

I am shock at parents expecting you to cook seperate meals - I would never dream of asking that!! I would have been upset if they hadn't given DS1 anything on spaghetti bolognase days but a sandwich is perfectly acceptable imo.

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