Snacks everywhere!

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Snacks everywhere!
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Thu, 01-21-2010 - 7:47am
How do you deal with 'snacks' in (and outside) your home?

Not a month goes by without someone somewhere asking me to serve up some snack for an event that one of my children will attend and that, generally speaking, will not last more than 90 minutes.


An exerpt from this article 'Snack time never ends'


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/dinin/20gusti.html?hp
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 8:59am

my kids are at an age now that when they have friends over, they pretty much ask first if they can help themselves to what's in the cabinets and get it out themselves.

 

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Registered: 01-13-2010
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 11:13am
I have no problem with snacking as long as it doesn't turn into grazing and interfere with meal times. I snacked as a kid and still have my daily snacks at 3pm and 9pm. I do not allow my kids to have sugary snacks though when they also have dessert.
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 12:33pm

I've always wondered who these families are that in the past didn't/did do something that is/isn't being done now? We always had a snack after school growing up (I was born in 1952), so did my brother (born in 1960), my children, and now my grandchildren have snack in the both the morning and afternoon. And we all have the same snack--fruit. Or a pb&j sandwich as we got into our teens. And drinks were/are water. Not juice, soda, KoolAide, or, now, flavored water. What I see changed is parents who are unwilling to be the "bad" guy to their children. Sure I asked for junk food (and bought it when I had spending money of my own) but that didn't mean that mom bought chips, cookies, or candy on a regular basis. what had gotten out of hand is not having snacks at children's events but what kind of snacks are being served. Last summer when my 4 yo grandson was playing soccer, Joy was the only parent who brought healthy foods (raisins, string cheese, and 6 oz 100% apple juice boxes) as snacks. The other parents brought cheese-its, candy bars masquerading as granola bars, Chips Ahoy cookies and Capri-Suns. It all starts and ends with parents.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 1:10pm

I once had a heated debate with someone on another board who insisted that I was lying when I said my DD didn't ask for sugary snacks.

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Registered: 05-19-2009
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 1:44pm

. . . "and the minute she went out to cut the grass, the four of us were gathered around a gallon of ice cream with four spoons!"

LOL, cute image!

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 2:06pm
LOL, guilty as charged.

 

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Registered: 01-13-2010
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 3:18pm
As, just like everything else, I see no problem with this IF it is not done in excess.
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 3:27pm

I don't forbid them but everything has it's time and place. Refined sugar isn't good for anyone on a daily basis. And Americans eat way too much salt. If those things aren't in the house, then they don't become the default choice. Junk food should be more difficult to obtain than fresh fruit and vegetables.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 10:44pm

I don't have a problem with snacks, as opposed to 3-meals.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 7:35am

Yes, I agree.

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