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No I don't think it is wrong but in real life it isn't usually going to happen. I fed my daughter pretty healthy but then she went to school and she started getting candy at school. One reason I did try to feed her well is because we have a natural sweet tooth and for me it took me down the road of eating too many sweets.Anyway is started with meet the teacher nights and chocolate kisses sitting on the desk and then being able to buy candy bars from the PTA store for good behavior.I basically decided to give up. I figured she could eat junk when she was at school and at her friends' house and eat healthy food at home. It all balanced out, What she found out was eating all the junky high fat foods at her friends' houses made her sick to her stomach. She really could never eat a lot of fat or she'd have an issue. Not trying to restrict her where ever she went put the decision making in her hands so she figured out eating bad didn't make her feel good.
Eh, I think you can go too far with it, but it's much better than allowing them to eat only whatever they please. I actually know adults who were raised that way and have the most horrible eating habits ever, which have resulted in health problems such as diabetes from a young age. Seriously, I am good friends with a grown adult who refuses to eat ANY fruits or vegetables, and whose meals consist of only unhealthy junk food.But, I think there's nothing wrong with letting your kid have something unhealthy as a treat every now and then, like a kid's meal from a fast food place, some candy or other sweets, etc. I think balance is the main key. Kids should eat healthy, balanced meals, but they should also be able to enjoy junk food as a treat (NOT for every meal or too much of it).
Their palettes will shift to the point where an apple or strawberry becomes the new ‘cookie’.They absorb behaviors from their parents notice the little rotund tubs o lard are almost always accompanied by tubs o lard parents.The opposite is true, if you cannot provide a healthy diet to your child it should be a form of child neglect
No, because once they get used to sugary foods you won't be able to break them of it. Best you keep their food healthy from the start. I got used to sweets as a kid and it has been a battle with weight ever since. I am down to 138 from 190 so the battle goes on. Here is me at 150, which I have posted before.
I would say it depends on how they react to it. I remember growing up my parents would almost NEVER let us eat fast food while with my friends it was very common. We actually thought only rich people could afford fast food on a regular occasion lol. But now i get while it would have been easier for my parents to feed us fast food, they were just trying to do what was best for us. I think kifs are eventually discover junk food on their own. But i think parents that go full tilt and never let their kinds eat any sugar, or junk food are kind of silly. A little junkfood never hurt anyone the keyword is moderation.
No. Health food can taste great and when you are not used to it Junk food tastes gross. It’s good to avoid your kid developing a taste for junk.Also it’s funny bc I notice “ health food treats” are often gross. Lol it’s as if people are trying to lake it taste bad to make a point 😬🤷♀️
ONLY? You mean like never letting them have a few slices of pizza or scoops of ice cream? I say that's wrong. You should eat everything but to a limit in terms of amount. Having a little bit of what we call "Junk Food" is alright every once in a while. I eat pizza a couple times a year. Same with ice cream. But totally restricting all that to limit their intake is wrong. Teaching them how to eat right is best.
Pizza can be healthy.
@COMMODOREII Okay, fine. French fries from McDonalds.
Is it wrong to make them only eat healthy food?I don’t think it’s necessarily morally wrong But I also see no harm in not requiring that every piece of food entering their mouth meets a high bar of health need Not everything in life has to be a trial. Have your junk food and enjoy it kid cuz tomorrow we’re having tofu stir fry and matcha tea.
It is wrong becuse you are too strict. You should let them enjoy a birthday cake for example... or maybe they want to go out with friends and eat a pizza once in a while... other than that I see nothing bad with bringing only healthy food in the house. Being too strict could cause them to rebel at a spefic age. Let them enjoy life now and then while encouraging healthy living most of the time.
Depending on how young they are, I do think it's wrong in that it would have a negative impact on their relationship with healthy food.It's ok to let them indulge every once in a while, but teach them moderation.However, letting your three year old child eat McDonald's, for example, is just bad parenting.
Why would it have a negative impact?
Well, speaking from experience, completely denying a kid a certain type of food will only make them crave it that much more. Furthermore, they will resent the healthy options and, given the chance, they will indulge in excess on the things they were never allowed to.Eating an Icecream, or some chips, or a chocolate bar, whatever it may be, every once in a while will not harm their health and it will help us reinforce that moderation is key.
Nice points 👌
Wait, what? Why would making sure that your kid is healthy be wrong or immoral?Wait, did you mean to say letting your kids only eat UNhealthy food? Because that would obviously be wrong and immoral.
No, I said it correctly. 😂 I wanted to see if people's viewpoint clash against my own.
How very immoral to try to keep your kids healthy! OMG!
😂 It's crazy that some people think that
Indeed. I just wish they wouldn't have kids...
Kids should eat what you serve them, and so should you. If you only cook healthy food then healthy food it is. If you don't want to buy fast food, then don't buy fast food. Basically have a good foundation and your kids will follow it even after they start making their own calls. It only bad if you prevent them from making their own life choice.
Depends on how the parents do it. If you literally best your child if they don't eat their vegetables that's obviously terribly wrong. When I have kids I want them to be able to enjoy healthy foods that don't compromise on taste so they get all the necessary nutrients and they remain happy that the food was great, and hopefully in future they too can learn to cook tasty and healthy meals for themselves.
What's "wrong" is parents who shovel shite into their kids' gobs without batting an eyelid to the consequences. So now we have a literal epidemic of obese children, some as young as 3-4 years old. The food industry manipulates public opinion to be in favour of obesity-causing dietary habits. It's sick and perverse what society accepts as "normal" through sheer market penetration and Pavlovian repetition.
But I see nothing wrong with the odd "cheat meal"/ "treat". Balance in all things...
its about balance... you can only really encourage healthy eating beyond a certain age but we did have an alarming story here last week in the uk where a diagnosed fussy eater who would only eat potato chips, fries and sometimes bread has actually gone permanently blind as a direct result and i think everyone here must have questioned what the hell the perents were paying at letting it get to that level
My niece is autistic and I guess she's sort of weird about what she eats. That said I sort of blame my brother for introducing so much sweets. I can't convince him to wean her off because it might affect her behavior. Yes not having a wide variety of nutrients can have some long term affects. I guess not have fruits and vegetables would mean the person wouldn't be getting any lutein and other nutrients for eye health. I mean the person might have a predisposition for blindness but eating well can slow down the progress or keep it from happening.
@sejla it was shown it was as a direct result of diet that he went blind but yeah i did wonder that too before going beyond the headline... as for sugar, as someone who has cut sugar completely i have to wonder if giving her those constant up and downs you get from the sugar rush, if it wouldn't be better to upset her a little or at least turn to a few more naturally sweetened items. dont know what its like in the states but you can get sugar free alternatives almost everywhere here in Europe
No. This is fantastic, given the state of common diets in developed countries today. But, keep in mind, one should eat everything in moderation. Roughly healthy diet teaches them a good lifestyle, but letting them have ice cream or something once in a while is necessary to ensure they don’t go over board when there choosing there own food
The funny thing about ice cream is that if it didn’t have all of the added sugars and what not in it and was made from unpasteurized milk, it would be one of the healthiest things you could eat and wouldn’t be unhealthy in any way. I’ve heard it actually tastes better that way too and is a bit creamier.
@Chris4744 wow, now I want to try all natural ice cream
@Chris4744 pasteurized would be safer.
@Chris4744 i make my own. All the time. Its much lower calorie so i make a huge fucking bowl and pig out. I make lots of mint and fruit flavors because it adds almost no calories
I've always promoted healthy eating with my kids, but I'm not strict to the point they aren't allowed unhealthy food now and then. However, because they're used to eating healthy from a young age, they usually choose a healthy option on a menu. So now they're older, they choose themselves to eat healthy.
My parents only allowed me to eat healthy food. We never had white sugar, soda, candy, etc in the house. Every meal was balanced. I always had to eat my vegetables. I dint have many cavities and I generally only get sick 1x a yr for like a day. I have no other health problems. I attribute it a lot to the diet my parents feed me.
It's not wrong... but like with most things, when it's made forbidden it will be craved more and when they get older they'll likely binge on unhealthy food since they were not allowed to have it. So it's best to explain to children the concepts of health and nutrition and allow a balance of both good and unhealthy foods.
I don't think its wrong but if I had kids - I would let them eat junk food once or twice a month because I want them to believe they CHOSE to eat healthy - rather than eating healthy because they never knew what unhealthy food felt like.
I don’t think it’s the worst thing in the world, but keeping your kid away from unhealthy foods means keeping them away from a lot of delicious foods. It’s all about moderation anyway. As long as you establish a healthy balance and don’t let them go overboard with junk food then I’m sure they’ll be fine. If my parents didn’t let me have junk food as a child I’d probably would have just snuck and ate it when they weren’t around anyway.
No. My mom did that for me, mostly because of allergies. My family stays pretty thin, and I think healthy food tastes better anyway. Healthy food isn't just salads and broccoli, ya know.
Yeah there are a lot of misconceptions about which foods are healthy and why
I think it's wrong to not make your kids eat healthy food. It's bad parenting to let your kid be unhealthy. I think it's a bit extreme to not let them have a treat on birthdays or whatever, but it shouldn't be a daily thing.
It’s wrong if you never let children eat ice cream chocolate etc. But it’s better for them to get used to healthy snacks
Why is it wrong?
Because a piece of cake wouldn’t kill them
No it's not wrong. I'm gonna say something my dad says. Everything in moderation. So it's fine to eat healthy but once in a while they can have a treat
No, I think it is wrong to let kids eat unhealthy food.As a parent you are responsible for what your kids eat, when they become adults then they will be free to ruin their health on their own.
Yes, I do! I’m an advocate for gluttony and indulgence, and am completely opposed to diets and most tasteless health food. I only support it for athletes who are current or aspiring footballers ⚽️The only health food I’d be feeding my future children are breakfast & dinners. I’d be disappointed in them if they decided to buy/eat other foods while “counting calories” or “watching their weight” 😖
well, weight control and food intake-- while related-- are two separate issues so shouldn't be conflated. I see your point though. Kids don't respect the over-militant parent who pushes an agenda. Healthy eating should be integrated into a reasonable, practical lifestyle that the parents themselves are actively engaged in.
There is more to life than just the mundane. I'm not saying healthy food isn't good because it is but to have a treat once in awhile is human. And it's good for the soul.
80% healthy, 20% indulgence - that's my mantra on foods. So I'll let my kids have junk foods every once in a while, enjoy life a little while trying to stay healthy.
we all need some junk food everyone once in a while
Do we need it or just want it? 👀
@sonorous that’s an important distinction lolIt’s better in the long term do deny yourself some things you want in favor of what you actually do need
A treat once in a while is OK. But if they eat it all the time, it is not a treat anymore is it? To say nothing of health impacts.
I do my best to not give my kids junk food or fast food. But sometimes there babysitters (grandparents) will give them a snack that might not be totally healthy.
I think a relatively healthy balance can be achieved with a little effort. If I use a "bad" food for part of our meal, the rest will be fresh veggies, fruit, etc. Everything in balance.
Well veggies and fruits aren’t healthy either. Fruits were mainly introduced mainly as treats/snacks before we had the modern snacks we do today. Vegetables were introduced mainly as fillers for the common people who could not afford to get enough meat or fish, as well as for flavoring and as treats.People today believe that they are healthy because they have been misinformed gradually over the years by the companies who produce and sell these “healthy” foods. Compare it to how low fat, pasteurized milk is advertised. They tell you, or at least imply, that the milk being low fat and pasteurized makes it healthier than normal unpasteurized milk to get you to buy the product, but in reality, the pasteurization process kills all of the beneficial digestive enzymes (which is why people who are lactose intolerant can only drink unpasteurized milk) and it also cooks out almost all of the nutrients in the milk. Reducing the fat also makes it more difficult to digest plus fat is actually very healthy.
But more and more people buy low fat milk because of good advertising (industry funded research doesn’t help the state of things either)
I would say it's very to uptight/Ridgid splurging once in a while especially when you are a child and you can burn all that stuff off very easily is all right.
The question might be revered, by saying, is it wrong to let you kid eat unhealthy food.
Yes because as soon as they go to college or out of their parents control there going to binge on it and I'm pretty sure a chocolate bar twice a month is healthier than 7 chocolate bars back to back
I have to disagree 😂 do you have evidence of this happening?
Yes I was once stupid enough enough to volunteer to throw my daughters and there 24 friends a birthday party
wrong my parents put me on a strict healthy diet which is why i don't eat junk food a lot. and yes, i lived by myself as an international student.
not rare. there are plenty of people like me. Problem is that western diet and cultures emphasize desserts and sweets too much. Other cultures do not.
If they want to eat some unhealthy food as a treat and you don't let them then that's wrong.If you just try to keep them on a balanced diet that's fine though.
I have to disagree. Unhealthy food got its name because it's toxic to our bodies. It's slowly killing us and shortening our lifespans. Still think it's wrong?
You can't let someone enjoy some food they like?Sure you shouldn't have to pay for their health issues.Remember , even the unhealthiest foods can be eaten in moderation.If you exercise and moderate intake , fast food can be part of a balanced diet.
It's not wrong. Too many kids growing up with bad diets. Very occasional treats but as a rule things should be healthy
It's wrong to EVER let them eat unhealthy food.I woohoo wish my parents raised me this way. I have terrible dietary habits that are hard to break from eating such shitty food.
At least give them a little unhealthy food, a few potato chips now and then, maybe a candy bar, or anything else that I can’t think of because I’m tired. It’s not that bad.
No! I wouldn't see that as wrong. You basically care for your kids more than you care for yourself.
It's kind of wrong. Kids should be allowed sweets and unhealthy food sometimes
We would live much healthier, longer and disease free lives if we only ate a healthy diet.
Yeah they should normalize small treats to avoid binges and cravings
Or you could cut foods like that out of your diet completely to avoid binges and cravings. Cravings occur when the bacteria in your gut which survives on those foods begins to starve/die out. If you can resist the cravings for long enough, they’ll die and you won’t have cravings anymore. They do tend to live on particular things such as starches and carbs though, so you would have to cut these out of your diet entirely. That’s why carnivorous diets are slowly beginning to gain some attention.
@Chris4744 no lol
I used to think it think it was part of parents being a helicopter parent but as I have gotten older I think having your kids eating healthy is a good thing
I think its go start them early. That’s when you learn to like them. They wait on my sister to this day she don’t like the healthy foods. Me I love them.
Its much better for them if you let them experience things, only choosing to cook healthy is fine, but if they ask for chips or a candy bar its always good to let them try it
Kids should be allowed to be kids. They can't grow an learn without making some of their own choices
Not wrong as long as you're not a prick about it and don't get mad if they eat a piece of birthday cake at school.
No but once they get to a certain age you can't stop them. I would let my kid eat unhealthy food but only once in a while
It's not wrong to eat healthy. How ever it's a traditional thing in Norway to ones a week eat candy and what not. So every Saturday it's "cheat" day
As a parent, you'll want your kids to be as healthy as possible. Teach them what's good, what's not, but don't deprive them from their freedom, it's ok to eat unhealthy once in a while.
Only: Yes! Mostly healthy foods with some sweets is how I would feed my kid.
It’s good to eat healthy and the not so healthy stuff aka sweets just once in a while and in moderation 😊
As long as the diet is diverse. Otherwise, a sensible idea.
Yes ket them enjoy life a little... girlfriend has perfect teeth but eats sweets
I saw someone make the point that it depends on how it is done, I 100% agree
It's alright to eat unhealthy foods, but only in moderation.
No, it not wrong to eat healthy food, in fact, I would love them to only eat healthily food
eating healthy is good but its ok to have junk food once in a while just not everyday maybe 1 or 2 times a month for junk food
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