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Wow...here's proof of the poor eating habits of toddlers, and the failure of parents to feed their kids nutritious meals... Bran had his 12 month well-baby check today and the doctor said "so, what's he eating now?". I told him that Bran was feeding himself and eats table food. The first thing the doctor said was "oh, so that's hot dogs?" My jaw about hit the floor...I was like "um, no...organic fruits, organic veggies, brown rice...stuff like that". You could have knocked the doctor over with a feather... Since when did hot dogs become a normal toddler meal (and I'm pretty sure he didn't mean all-natural chicken no preservative Wild Oats hot dogs)? I haven't eaten a hot dog in 10 years.
 

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Entirely laying aside the health issue, I would have to assume that your dr is maintaining his certification in Basic life support (most drs are required to do so). We actually use hot dogs as an example of what the baby is choking on when we run them through the choking scenario since they are such a large choking hazard.
 

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I'm surprised that he would have mentioned that because of the choking risk, not really because of the nutritional value. I once had a nurse tell me that french fries are a vegetable. :LOL And no, I don't think she meant freshly cut sweet potatoes lightly baked in olive oil <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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my SIL took her 2 year old for a check up and the doctor actually suggested giving her more hamburgers, hotdogs and french fries to FATTEN HER UP!!! He didn't even suggest healthy alternatives to try first! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
That said- we're total health nuts. My 20 month old has REFUSED my healthy homecooking since he started eating solids. It's broken my heart and I'm just getting over it! He's JUST now trying "good" things. I've actually had to buy spagettio's (of course I do opt for the organic brand... but it's still junk!) and boxed mac/cheese.... or he wouldn't eat ANYTHING! ugh. I guess sometimes it's just the docs "giving in" to the knowledge that some kids will ONLY accept that type of food- for whatever reason.<br><br>
On a positive note- my son at a cup of homemade boston baked beans and 1/2 pc of ww toast for breakfast, and just now had a tofurkey sandwhich w/ tomato and avacado spread on ww bread for lunch... not bad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes, it is so sad what people consider health food. My m-i-l is happy when my nephew eats his pudding and chicken nuggets because it is healthy. ... Not to mention that he is 3 and drinks soda, although they at least limit this. Hot dogs is normal food, the kid probably hasn't really had a meal that wasn't processed, this is the norm for most people. I had a friend tell me that McDonald's was healthy- I was berating myself for stopping there to eat- I was preggo and almost passed out because I was hungry and forgot to bring snacks. People have no idea!\<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">my SIL took her 2 year old for a check up and the doctor actually suggested giving her more hamburgers, hotdogs and french fries to FATTEN HER UP!!! He didn't even suggest healthy alternatives to try first! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
That said- we're total health nuts. My 20 month old has REFUSED my healthy homecooking since he started eating solids. It's broken my heart and I'm just getting over it! He's JUST now trying "good" things. I've actually had to buy spagettio's (of course I do opt for the organic brand... but it's still junk!) and boxed mac/cheese.... or he wouldn't eat ANYTHING! ugh. I guess sometimes it's just the docs "giving in" to the knowledge that some kids will ONLY accept that type of food- for whatever reason.<br><br>
On a positive note- my son at a cup of homemade boston baked beans and 1/2 pc of ww toast for breakfast, and just now had a tofurkey sandwhich w/ tomato and avacado spread on ww bread for lunch... not bad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Have you tried making your own version of spagettios and mac & cheese? I think kids are just attracted to the saltiness of processed food. Try adding more salt to your foods and maybe he'll respond better to it.
 
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