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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Sun, 01-24-2010 - 3:04pm
oh, i agree.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 3:12pm
i don't know dr.sears but i'm a snacker, so is my DS especially too.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 01-24-2010 - 3:16pm
i need to work more on the "cutting off", LOL.

 

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 7:19am

I don't think snacks are a problem, in and of themselves, although I don't really see a 90 minute event as needing a snack time.

The issue, like with eating in general, is that Americans seem to have lost their perspective on portion sizes and what the snack should consist of.

If we're talking half an apple, or banana, or a cup of grapes as a daily snack, where's the problem? If we're talking, however, cookies, candy, cake, rice cripie treats or stuff like that, plus chips and a juice box or Capri Sun, suddenly you're talking about a daily snack that adds nothing to the child's daily nutritional needs, but which adds a significant percentage of the child's daily caloric needs. And packaged versions of the cookies, cakes, chips, rice crispie treats et al generally include dyes, preservatives, trans fats and HFCS.

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Mon, 01-25-2010 - 11:54am

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 7:43pm

What I read in the OP was the idea that people have to bring snacks to every event, sport, etc.

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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 8:57am

ITA. Dh has been coaching soccer for about six years now. The whole "snack sign up" list that would get distributed by team coaches every season for the end of the game drove me nuts. After about one season of coaching, dh did away with this practice for his own teams, but the parents kept asking for it and in some cases, would just bring a snack for the whole team anyway. My kids don't need to drink juice and eat Teddy Grahams when they are finished with soccer, esp when they just had breakfast or lunch right before the game. There's no reason why they can't wait another 10-15 minutes until we get home, and if indeed hungry, eat a healthy snack at home. Two of my kids are older now and their teams do what my team did when I played soccer as a kid - they have a big jug of water on the sidelines, and get orange wedges during half time and after the game.

Honestly, I think parents often use snacks with younger kids as a way to keep them quiet. Kid gets fussy, let me give him a bag of goldfish crackers. Unfortunately, that gets kids into a habit of boredom eating.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-28-2010 - 9:25am

wow.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 01-28-2010 - 9:33am

i did the bag of cheerios at church thing when my kids were toddlers, that stopped a long time ago.

 

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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 11:23am
I'm 5'8", and DH is 6'2".

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