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Poll Results: How do you feel about the nutrition policy below?

 
  • 84% (186)
    Fantastic! I've been looking for a school like this!
  • 7% (17)
    Not my cup of tea, but if I liked the school I would deal
  • 4% (9)
    Way to strict; I wouldn't send my child there
  • 3% (8)
    Other, please explain
220 Total Votes  
post #21 of 97
Sounds like DC's coop only even better. I don't think they have the trans fats/coloring thing though I wish they did. They also say something like "something cheap like from costco", which I don't think is necessary. I'd prefer if they evne said, organic local but, if necessary, inexpensive or something like that.
post #22 of 97
Oh, and btw, DC's pre-school coop (she's in an elementary coop this year) was peanut free. I might clarify if you allow the stuff "processed in facility with nuts" thing. At DC pre-K that wasn't clarified well and I got the feeling some focused quite a bit on it and others not at all.
post #23 of 97
Give that mother a list of other pre-schools, that might be cheaper and maybe are more suited for her values!
I would be totally upset if somebody was trying to give my child that stuff!
Your list is perfectly fine in my opinion!
post #24 of 97
I admit, I love me a glass of koolaid once in awhile (my kids have never had it, though, I don't think) but in NO WAY would I be upset that it wasn't allowed in school! :

I think the whole concept is great.
post #25 of 97
I voted other just because of the "two food group" thing. I know you said it's required, but I guess I feel a snack of "just" apples or "just" crackers would be fine for a 2.5 hour session.

There are guidelines for our play school but alternate snacks are kept in the classroom in case a snack doesn't "work" for all the kiddos. Right now dd1 is in a group of 8 kiddos and in that group there is a total dairy allergy (total...no whey, casein, etc), a little one with a gluten free diet, another who is just wheat-free, two vegans, a chocolate allergy, a peanut allergy, a tree nut allergy, a strawberry allergy, and a soy allergy. So finding a single snack can be hard...I think given the guidelines it would be nearly impossible to find a snack that covered two food groups and still appealed to a group of 2 year olds. Right now they have a lot of apple juice, apple slices, corn cakes, and rice crackers.
post #26 of 97
Perfect!
post #27 of 97
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Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama View Post
I might clarify if you allow the stuff "processed in facility with nuts" thing. At DC pre-K that wasn't clarified well and I got the feeling some focused quite a bit on it and others not at all.
I'd put this in, too. I have an intolerant child who can have cross-contaminated foods, so letting people know this gives them more options.
post #28 of 97
I dig it=) However, if it was the case that no children had nut allergies, I would like nuts allowed (but not peanuts) because I think the tendency would be for the protein to be dairy and my daughter is sensitive to that. She's a no soy, dairy, or peanut girlie=)
Just a rant here since I have become such a label reader: soybean oil is in so much food! Aargh! Oh , and refined sugar! Did I mention her sensitivity to that? Wouldn't you know she tests okay with fructose. Man, ya can't win.
post #29 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post
I'd put this in, too. I have an intolerant child who can have cross-contaminated foods, so letting people know this gives them more options.
Thanks for mentioing this...we DO allow boxes that say "processed at a facility with nuts" because the 2 allergy families okayed it. Pretty much all of Trader Joes would be out if we didn't allow that.
post #30 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hug-o-war View Post
I dig it=) However, if it was the case that no children had nut allergies, I would like nuts allowed (but not peanuts) because I think the tendency would be for the protein to be dairy and my daughter is sensitive to that. She's a no soy, dairy, or peanut girlie=)
Just a rant here since I have become such a label reader: soybean oil is in so much food! Aargh! Oh , and refined sugar! Did I mention her sensitivity to that? Wouldn't you know she tests okay with fructose. Man, ya can't win.
We take allergies on a year by year basis...if there were no nut allergies we would allow nut products. The past 3 years we have had serious nut allergies.
post #31 of 97
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Originally Posted by hug-o-war View Post
However, if it was the case that no children had nut allergies, I would like nuts allowed
The preschools (co-op and traditional) I've been involved in have decided that they're permanently nut-free. No one can predict whether or not a severely nut-allergic child will join the class halfway through the year.
post #32 of 97
I'm my child's parent. I'll send what I want for snack, thankyouverymuch. I don't have a problem with restricting nuts if there is an allergic child in the school. Now, I do try to always send healthy snacks, but it is my decision to do so. If you want to send guidelines and suggestions, that's fine, but telling me what I can and cannot send is unacceptable.
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post #38 of 97
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Originally Posted by EFmom View Post
If you want to send guidelines and suggestions, that's fine, but telling me what I can and cannot send is unacceptable.
EFmom, the original post was about a co-op preschool.
Group snacks are typical in co-op preschools.
It is in line with the rest of the co-op philosophy.
Parents generally take turns bringing snack for the whole class to share.
In order to avoid conflicts, guidelines help to ensure that all parents are comfortable with what their children are being served.
post #39 of 97
I think there's plenty of time outside of school for the parents who object to give their kids Kool-Aid. I've never heard of a child becoming kool-aid deprived. (And yes... I'm one of those horrible Moms who sometime do give kids kool-aid! ) I wish my kid's school was more concerned about these things.

I wonder if since there's only a few parents who object, how they'd feel about paying for one of the other families to bring in snacks at their time. Give them the option. Perhaps they just can't conceive of snacks without transfats or nuts?
post #40 of 97
I wanna see the 2 page list =D
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