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post #121 of 243
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
This has probably already been addressed, but there are no grocery stores here that don't require a deposit for a cart. The one around the corner from me (fairly cheap store, not upscale) requires $1.00. This has been in place here for a long, long time.
Yeah, I understand the reason behind it. But it's not common around here, at all. I'll stick to Publix with good produce and someone who walks you out, and makes sure your cart gets back.
post #122 of 243
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Originally Posted by Qestia View Post
Are you joking? Because this is the most judgemental food-related post I've seen on MDC, and that's saying A LOT.
That's funny, 'cause I didn't think so.

I'm of the camp which would rather ds NOT eat the most highly pesticide contaminated foods unless grown organically so that means no strawberries and raspberries from Costcos.
post #123 of 243
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Are you joking? Because this is the most judgemental food-related post I've seen on MDC, and that's saying A LOT.
How so?

People are going on and on about how healthy this stuff is.

It isn't healthy.

What did I say that you found to be judgmental?
That we won't eat strawberries in the middle of December that were grown in Mexico?
post #124 of 243
yup, and that people who think fresh fruit that doesn't meet your standards could possibly be healthy are just hilarious!
post #125 of 243
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yup, and that people who think fresh fruit that doesn't meet your standards could possibly be healthy are just hilarious!
It is Hilarious to see people judging other people for not eating unhealthy foods.

THAT is my point. I don't really worry about what other people eat...but I certainly wouldn't claim that Organic potato chips are good for your body, and then criticize other people for not eating them.

Which is essentially what is happening on this thread.
post #126 of 243
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It is Hilarious to see people judging other people for not eating unhealthy foods.

THAT is my point. I don't really worry about what other people eat...but I certainly wouldn't claim that Organic potato chips are good for your body, and then criticize other people for not eating them.

Which is essentially what is happening on this thread.
Yes, I totally got your point when I read your previous post! I knew you weren't judging other people for eating non-organic fruits: You were just asking them to stop! judging others for their purchasing choices. You were asking for the respect to be extended both ways.

It's so funny that anyone would think your post was the most judgmental!
post #127 of 243
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Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
It is Hilarious to see people judging other people for not eating unhealthy foods.

THAT is my point. I don't really worry about what other people eat...but I certainly wouldn't claim that Organic potato chips are good for your body, and then criticize other people for not eating them.

Which is essentially what is happening on this thread.
Totally get your point. And it is a good one.
post #128 of 243
Also, I do think we have a real food problem and it goes beyond our nation. Our collective head is not in the right place when it comes to growing and transporting our food supply. I think this needs to be addressed on a higher-level though, not so much by judging what is on our neighbor's plate or in their shopping cart.

OP - I don't doubt it is frustrating for you to see the preference for processed food all the time. I get that. I also can't imagine having the stress of packing up food every morning/evening that would get my picky eater through the days at daycare. I would probably rely more on convenience food myself if this were part of routine.

to the Moms who have this extra task. You are so much busier than me! And I feel pretty busy.
post #129 of 243
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My kids LOVE fruit and veggies. Has to be fresh, whole, organic fruit/veggies. They wont eat it unless its organic
seriously? at two?
post #130 of 243
How is judging the OP and being overly critical and snarky any better than head scratching over what some young kids will and will not eat?
post #131 of 243
Hmm..My kid has never eaten kiwi. I don't like it so I have never bought it. I am allergic to seedless watermelon and you really can't buy the real stuff around here so my kid hasn't eaten watermelon either. Blackberries don't grow wild in the inland northwest and are about $5 a pound in the store. She has eaten strawberries, grapes, oranges, apples, bananas and her favorite fruit is a tomato. :
post #132 of 243
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How is judging the OP and being overly critical and snarky any better than head scratching over what some young kids will and will not eat?
Where was that post?


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post #133 of 243
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Originally Posted by meganeilis View Post
How is judging the OP and being overly critical and snarky any better than head scratching over what some young kids will and will not eat?
I honestly think the majority of the posts were parents of kids with sensory issues or ones with low incomes trying to make others understand that they shouldn't assume all kids eat the way they do out of parental ignorance and lack of caring. This board is extremely varied in geography and family income. Fresh fruit is not readily and economically available everywhere. Feeding young children things that are highly contaminated by pesticides is not a priority for some. Feeding them organically grown things isn't financially feasible for some. Some kids won't eat them regardless of availability. And some eat them and tell their daycare provider they've never seen them before in their life.
post #134 of 243
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
I honestly think the majority of the posts were parents of kids with sensory issues or ones with low incomes trying to make others understand that they shouldn't assume all kids eat the way they do out of parental ignorance and lack of caring. This board is extremely varied in geography and family income. Fresh fruit is not readily and economically available everywhere. Feeding young children things that are highly contaminated by pesticides is not a priority for some. Feeding them organically grown things isn't financially feasible for some. Some kids won't eat them regardless of availability. And some eat them and tell their daycare provider they've never seen them before in their life.
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post #135 of 243
I would absolutely freak if someone offerred my little kids commercial, imported or trucked-in fruit like that. Non -organic strawberries are one of the worst things a child can eat, imo. When my kids were little they might have said they never had those fruits, esp if you asked in winter and they couldn't recall their summer feasts. The only strawberries my kids eat are the ones I grow or by locally *in summer*. They only get wild blueberries in season, and mostly from Maine. You can imagine how long that growing season is. Sadly.

Variety is fine, but not when you're talking about dangerous pesticides and food trucked in from zillions of miles.

To me, healthy food is food grown in season, offerred in season, and local. My children haven't had kiwi, watermelon or berries in nearly a year. Summer will be here before you know it, and then they can have a party. Meanwhile, they can eat winter squashes and other local produce that keeps well.
post #136 of 243
I read the first few post, and the last few posts, but only want to comment on the OP.

About 8 years ago I had a home daycare where I would watch very few kids during the day and just about half the neighborhood after school. One little girl that lived across the street would come over to play with all of the kids, she was 6. Whenever she'd come over she'd have her bottle of orange soda and bag of chips in hand...always. Not my kid, not even a kid I watched...none of my business.

However, one day she saw a bowl full of apples on my counter and asked if she could have one. I didn't think anything of it and said yes. She ate it and asked for another...sure. After the second one she asked for another and I told her that it would probably be best to wait a little bit to see if she really wanted it. Her response "But they are so good, I've never had one before" I immediately freaked thinking maybe she had some kind of odd apple allergy and called her mother. Nope....Mom said that the little girl had never had an apple because she didn't buy fruit unless it was in a can and was surprised that she even ate the apple.


So yes, I do understand what you are saying. Some families just have different priorities in life. It's sad when fresh foods...even apples... isn't one of them.
post #137 of 243
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Originally Posted by meganeilis View Post
How is judging the OP and being overly critical and snarky any better than head scratching over what some young kids will and will not eat?
And how is judging and criticizing the parents any better than head-scratching over why some people promote diversity in diet, but disdain diverse practices among people?
post #138 of 243
Neither is worthwhile, which is why I'm not participating in either behavior.

If you find a post to be critical and unproductive, the answer is not to respond with more unproductive criticism in turn. It doesn't add anything to the atmosphere of the boards, and it makes a member here the target of pack mentality. The line between "here's another perspective" has long ago been crossed and it's not spiraling into plain old meanness. Maybe it's not my place to step in and say it's not cool, but I just don't think the tone that's being used here is really in the spirit of these boards.
post #139 of 243
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Originally Posted by meganeilis View Post
Neither is worthwhile, which is why I'm not participating in either behavior.

If you find a post to be critical and unproductive, the answer is not to respond with more unproductive criticism in turn. It doesn't add anything to the atmosphere of the boards, and it makes a member here the target of pack mentality. The line between "here's another perspective" has long ago been crossed and it's not spiraling into plain old meanness. Maybe it's not my place to step in and say it's not cool, but I just don't think the tone that's being used here is really in the spirit of these boards.
What do you mean?

I thought the OP was pretty mean/judgmental

I am not really sure where else this thread could have gone when it starts out that way


And who is being mean to the OP?


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post #140 of 243
Little jabs about ASSuming and "the most judgemental food post ever" etc were made that were not productive, just snarky. Of course it's kind of the members here to be worried about the OP's day care families, but she is a member here, she's one of us, and even if you don't love what's she saying, being kind and respectful to her would be nice too.
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