I couldn’t take it any more and about 2 weeks ago I sent an email to everyone in B’s class. I was having an off day and I picked B up from school and asked her how school was. She said fine, we had salami and gogurt again for snack. That was it. Everyday since the first day of school she had been fed salami and gogurt for snack.
I went home and wrote this letter:
I am going to be one of those complaining moms right now.
I know that finding snack for snack time is a rough job, but I have to say that giving kids mass amounts of salami and gogurt is really not a great idea. Both of these products are heavily processed and loaded with empty calories and artificial garbage. Yogurt normally is a great idea, but the unnatural blue and hot pink that we are feeding these kids is from large amounts of dyes and chemicals. Salami is packed with sodium and nitrates, which can lead to all sorts of kidney issues. There was a resent study that showed that kids as young as 6 are getting kidney stones from the over processed high sodium foods they are eating, just food for thought on that. I’m sure in small doses these things are fine, but B has said that almost every snack time since school she has had salami.
If anyone is interested I would be happy to make a list off all sorts of healthy snack ideas that have protein, carbs and a veggie/fruit.
As a lot of you know our family eats 99% organic, last year I talked to miss Kris about sending B with her own snack because I don’t expect anyone to buy organic who doesn’t already, I know it’s expensive. Miss Kris had advised against it, I will now be sending B to school with her own snack. She knows that she will have her own snack and I have told her why. She said “if they start making organic salami, then maybe she would try that” I know this is going to be hard for her, so I would appreciate it if co-opers would help her with her snack during snack time.
Sorry to be the giant pain in the Arse, but we have seen a change in her eating at home and she has told us she’ll just wait for snack time during lunch time. I know I won’t always be able to control what she eats, but I can now.
Thanks for reading and feel free to judge my crazy ways.
To my complete surprise the whole school did a 180 on snack and things have been great. There were a lot of emails sent in response to mine about how a change was in desperate need. I know that we aren’t feeding them only organic, but fresh and natural is a huge step forward from packaged and processed. I figure a few snacks every week is ok since she eats only organic at home. Also for those of you who wonder about processed food and why it’s so bad. I will let you know that once the school started serving less processed foods B had a much better attitude and her moodiness all but disappeared.
I just wanted to give a little update as to what happened with this big issue for us.
If you have an issue with something that is directly related to your child speak up! I wish I had done this earlier.