I love my family - they are great in so many ways, but food is ...interesting.
For the most part, my mother sticks with real food so I ignore it... when she pulls out processed crap, I alwys say something. My kids have had kraft macaroni and cheese 3 times in their life. The first time - I told my mother never again, raised a big stink. The second time was while she was babysitting the 3 boys while i was in hospital with #4 -- figured she was overwhelmed/desperate/it wasn't mcdonalds...didn't say a word. Then... we went over for lunch yesterday. It was supposed to be home made pizza. She made a mac n cheese starter.
I quite loudly told the boys it wasn't healthy (we're talking a lot about what foods are healthy these days)... and she got offended. They still ate it (UGH!)
I don't know how to get through to her that processed crap is not acceptable (esp since she pushed for us to come over for lunch... i wasn't planning on it). Alternatively... can anyone come up with any type of experiments or taste tests i can do with the boys to show them how terrible that stuff actually is? (my mother is a food snob -- cold cuts, kraft mac n cheese, and candy are really the only trigger issues we have - i can ignore the rest... like, i dont think cheese is healthy, but id rather she give them a treat of cheese than a candy bar...)