Thursday Three

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Thursday Three
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Thu, 01-23-2014 - 3:25pm

1. With all this cold weather across the country, what are you wearing today to keep warm?

2. Do you pre-heat your car before you go into it on cold mornings (either by going outside and starting it or remote starter)?

3. What was/is for lunch today?

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In reply to: mhm127
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:37am

<<You must have missed the entire other thread about PKA insisting that parents should be teaching their kids about healthy eating and how horrible it is for my school to allow kids to eat in class and not have a lunch period. >>

I didn't miss the thread. I read a lot more than I post, and the reason for that is that things get twisted into ridiculous claims that seem to stick around for years.  Details and context are very important in a debate.

Sorry you have gotten sucked into this but your post was the perfect example of what PKA was saying was not right in her eyes.

No worries, I'm not offended, upset or put out at all.   I just don't think my example is what she meant at all.

I am still not understanding why I'm setting a bad example with snacking instead of eating lunch. To quote you in a previous post in this thread, "They can eat something healthy but NOT the same. Why are you not understanding this?"


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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:38am

Eating small nutritious meals throughout the day is a long-known healthy process.

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:39am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yes. Many babies and toddlers, if not most, tend to graze rather than eat three meals. We as parents teach them that grazing is wrong. But if they thrive on snacking/grazing rather than 3 big meals, why change it?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Small MEALS is one thing, PKA has stated that it is wrong that my dd and others don't have a lunch period. Sitting down and having a healthy nutritious lunch. </span></strong></p>

Yes, imo it's wrong for a school to not have lunch breaks for their students, it is not healthy to not have a break during the day.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:40am

<<You DID say about sitting down as you have stated a few times that you don't find it healthy to eat on the run. You have stated that you think it is wrong not to have a lunch period in high school.>>

Yes, I think meals should be a break, even small ones throughout the day, that hasn't changed.  I think it's wrong and unhealthy for schools to not have a lunch break in any grade.

You ALWAYS take a break for meals, ALWAYS. And YES, I am saying ALWAYS as you seem to think it is just wrong to eat and do something else. 

<<Why are you backpedaling today?>>

I'm not backpedaling on anything today, my comments are the same today as they were yesterday.  mhm127, never said anything about not sitting and enjoying the small snacks throughout the day, so I don't see an issue with small snacks and/or meals through out the day.  I see a problem with a school that has kids changing classes every 42 minutes and doesn't require them to take a break for lunch, instead making them eat in class while they are trying to learn, take notes and etc.  Everyone needs a break during the day, big or small, they nee breaks during the day to refocus.  How can you not know this?

So you take a break EVERYDAY? Yes, I am going "extreme". Do you?

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:41am

I think it's very different for 1) a teenager to not be given an option of a traditional lunch break and instead be forced to choose between not eating lunch at all, or eating lunch in class and 2) an adult choosing to spread their lunch throughout the day into multiple small meals or snacks.      If said teenager in situation 1 had the option to eat a yogurt and blueberries at 9:30, and then a granola bar at 11, and then a banana and some nuts at 1, and then some carrot sticks with peanut butter at 3 then you could compare that to the adult in situation 2.   

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:42am

<<You must have missed the entire other thread about PKA insisting that parents should be teaching their kids about healthy eating and how horrible it is for my school to allow kids to eat in class and not have a lunch period. >>

I didn't miss the thread. I read a lot more than I post, and the reason for that is that things get twisted into ridiculous claims that seem to stick around for years.  Details and context are very important in a debate.

THANK.YOU. 

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:43am

mhm127 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;mhm127&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;Don't let PKA hear this lol&amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt; &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Why?  I don't think she's in high school, do you?&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Haven't read past this yet, but for the record...no. No, I'm not in high school. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I didn't think so, lol.  I also always thought that many small meals a day was a healthy way of eating, so that would be  good thing, not a bad thing.  One of my kids eats many small meals a day and has pretty much since birth, that is his eating pattern.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Yes. Many babies and toddlers, if not most, tend to graze rather than eat three meals. We as parents teach them that grazing is wrong. But if they thrive on snacking/grazing rather than 3 big meals, why change it?</p>

I think we teach (and were taught) that grazing is wrong because 1) it can easily lead to an overconsumption of calories.  Many people eat way more than they realize when grazing.  and 2) because grazing is often done with the wrong foods.

Grazing, done properly, can be a healthy way of life.    What you've listed appears to be healthy.   When *I* graze? Not so much, lol.   (although I do plan snacks each day, to ward off the inbetweenmeals hunger - yogurt and fruit usually).

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:44am

<<And again, as I have said time and time again YES THEY DO.>>

Yes, and then you couldn't give an example or even answer a simple yes/no question about your RK's for breakfast.  So there you go...

<<So just eating on the run SOMETIMES is wrong? I am not going to extremes. YOU are making no sense in what you are saying. So now eating on the run SOMETIMES is ok? Snacking for lunch is SOMETIMES ok? Not having a lunch period is SOMETIMES ok? Stop backpedaling as it is getting really old.>>

Again, please quote wher I said she doesn't eat lunch.  Why is it only sometimes or always?  Middle ground Molly, find some middle ground somewhere, sometime and some point.  AGAIN, eating on the run on a regular basis (such as every weekday during the school year) is not healthy.  What part of that is so hard for you to understand?  There is more to life than your extremes, really there is.

<<Yes, small MEALS throughout the day is healthy. She did NOT say meals, she said SNACKS. Follow the thread. Look back and don't just assume if you are trying to make a point. Thanks. >>

Did you not just read that I agreed with you on the meals versus snacks?   But again, where did she say that she wasn't sitting during during those snacks and taking a short break...you know, not eating on the run?


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:44am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Since you are the one who called my eating habits into question, it is on you to explain why I "am" making bad choices. :)</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Again, you will have to read the other thread. THIS is the only reason you were dragged into this. </span></strong></p>

You dragged her into it, you owe her an answer.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 01-24-2014 - 10:45am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;<strong>You must have missed the entire other thread about PKA insisting that parents should be teaching their kids about healthy eating and how horrible it is for my school to allow kids to eat in class and not have a lunch period. &gt;&gt;</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Eating small meals throughout the day is healthy eating and not taking a break to eat those meals is not good.  </p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>SNACKS, SNACKS. Stop saying MEALS. NO ONE said MEALS.</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><div></div>

Where did anyone say they weren't taking a break to eat those small snacks and I will call it a meal if I want, thankyouverymuch.

PumpkinAngel

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