This is not meant to offend, but....

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 4:08am
judansmom's picture
Joined: 07/30/2004 - 09:00

it seems that most of the members here are fine with taking their kids to fast food restaurants and feeding them highly processed food products (as long as they don't contain nuts of course)
It's just a bit ironical to me.

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 4:31am
momtomitchell's picture
Joined: 04/20/2004 - 09:00

Any post that starts out, "This is not meant to offend, but.... " is most likely going to offend.
I think you are talking about apples and oranges. We are not here to talk about how healthy we eat, processed food, or non processed, etc. We are talking about whether what we eat could make our children or ourselves very sick or it could mean fatality. I'm sure you didn't mean anything by it, and you will find lots of support here, but please be careful starting off a post like this. I do choose to feed my child highly processed fast foods as I do myself and I would hate to think I am being judged by that, just as I'm sure you wouldn't want anyone to judge you because it was your choice to give your 13 month old peanutbutter at that age. It is not something I personally would have done but I would never judge that. We are all here for the same reasons.
Sorry to go off and running, but I have a hard time understanding why you would say such a thing when you just joined this board and haven't even got to know everyone yet?

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 4:39am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Is ironical a word?
We travel occasionally and there are times when I don't necessarily have time to cook at home. Fast food is a life saver at those times.
It's not like it's the only thing my kids eat. Most of the food we eat at home is minimally processed.

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 5:06am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

[i]Hey, anyone know what's the next toy at the local fast food joint?[/i]
I'm really looking forward to the next "peel off the label on the cup promo". [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 5:12am
momtomitchell's picture
Joined: 04/20/2004 - 09:00

It depends, are you talking Toddler or regular kid's toy?? Because everytime I go, I ask for a toddler toy and they insist on giving me a toy that has at least 25 pieces to put together.....argh! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 5:35am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

I don't think we are here to judge where we eat or how we eat. We are here to SUPPORT each other and understand different things about PA. Weather I take my kids to a fast food restaurant or not is not anyones business!
judansmom yes I would be fine in taking Chris anywhere he was to be safe eating. If I did take him to a fast food place I don't think it would hurt him if it was done once in a great while.
We actually do not do fast food because we find that eating out is usually to riskey and we eat at home for the most case.
Yes if we were traveling I would stop at the Golden Arches for a big mac.
Is it anyones business? NO!!
JUDANSMOM, I guess from what we see in your post you must not do fast food.
I don't think God is judging me for giving my kids a treat of fast food once in a while. Yes we have used it for a reward before and YES it was worth the smile on there faces eating it.
I think it is ironic that you posted nothing to do with the PA help only to lecture about fast food. HOw do you feel you have helped us with a nut allergy?
Have a good day Claire

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 6:01am
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

I got the same impression as everyone else!
I was not sure if it was just me or not,
I am not sure what you are asking,or if you are asking or just making a statement.
judansmom,What is your ?
Love this site
Edited to add : regular kid's toy for me!
[This message has been edited by synthia (edited August 02, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 6:51am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by judansmom:
[b]it seems that most of the members here are fine with taking their kids to fast food restaurants and feeding them highly processed food products (as long as they don't contain nuts of course)
It's just a bit ironical to me.[/b]
Eating an occasional McDonald's cheeseburger won't kill me. Eating the occasional peanut would kill me.
So there is a difference.
Comparing peanut allergy and fast food is like comparing apples and oranges. Two different animals. An aardvark and a lemming. A musk-ox and a cedar waxwing. Two different animals.
The key word is MODERATION. You wouldn't want to eat McDonalds 3 meals a day 7 days a week. Just like you wouldn't want to eat Kellogg's Bran Flakes 24/7 either. Or grapefruit. Or lettuce. Or sour cherry blasters hmm. a bit tempting however! [img][/img]
Moderation is the key.. chocolate.. ice cream.. fast food... nothing wrong with it as long as it is done in moderation (assuming 1 chocolate bar a day is 'moderation' LOL) [img][/img]
Plus McDonalds is not all bad.. they have the healthy choices menu, apple slices, salads, and a cheeseburger and fries won't hurt either.

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 7:09am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Very well stated Eric! However I really don't think Chocolate 24/7 would be all that bad. HMMMM maybe for me but the kids i could feed fruits and veggies.
Take care. Claire

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 7:12am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Thanks Claire. I really don't see how a fatal peanut allergy can be mentioned in the same breath as eating a cheeseburger at McDonalds.
Yes.. when talking about moderation, I agree that chocolate should be exempt from the rules! haha

Posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 7:14am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Hi Judansmom,
I'm assuming from your posts that your PA son is your first child - I could be wrong. As he grows older, you may find that a lot of socializing takes place around food, and many of those options are off limits to our children. For some of our children, fast food is actually one of the safer eating-out choices available. While it's nobody's idea of the perfect meal, an occasional meal out with friends can go a long way towards normalizing our kids' lives, as well as giving us a much needed break.
Not to mention there's nothing like a [b]really[/b] long road trip with kids to make you appreciate the 1)availability, and 2)predictability of McD's, Wendy's and the like. [img][/img]


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