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Old 01-11-2019, 08:18 PM
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Lightbulb Do You Cook for Your DC Kids?

Do you prepare meals for your DC kids or do you make parents pack meals for them? Why did you decide to do things that way?
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:38 PM
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I prepare meals for the dc kids. I decided to do it that way because it seems to be a standard thing; most day cares offer that service here. I think I'd be a little less competitive if I made the parents pack their kids' lunches. I also chose to do it because in our regs, we have to make up for any food group that's missing from a child's lunch from home. If a parent packs milk, a tuna sandwich and a Devil Dog, I'd have to provide the veggie and fruit. Rather than scrambling to make up for what several kids might be missing in their lunch bag every day, it just seemed easier to provide meals.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:23 PM
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I didn’t even know that not providing meals was a thing that people do until I found this forum. Providing meals is what I grew up with attending daycare and what everyone that I personally know does now.

The local Montisorri school has children bring their own lunches but that place is viewed as more “preschool” and is very expensive for the area.. pretty much the only kids enrolled there belong to Doctors.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:52 PM
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I prepare meals. I don't know that I ever thought about it, I just did it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:35 AM
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I prepare meals. My newest dcf prefers to bring their son's food, which is alright with me. He just eats weird(IMO)things so I'm glad. I do fill in his meals with whatever fruit/veggies are on our menu.
I've always provided their food; seems easier for me. But I do have to admit, I long for the day I don't need to anymore. Feels like I spend way too much time in the kitchen.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:21 AM
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I prepare meals for the kids, I have my own in care do it just seemed to make sense to do it for all. I've had parents send lunch before for a kid, and had no problem with it. Just told dks that his mommy made his lunch and they were find with it. Though I dont get many I do ask parents with a child under 1, to provide own food. As well I dont provide formula or for example lactose free milk.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:40 AM
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I provide all food. When I first started and I just had 1 child, the mom would provide food. Her child was 1 year old, and she would send him a jar of stage 1 apples for the whole day. But, once I became licensed I took care of all food. To me, it just makes sense. Plus, I know the kids are heating healthy and there's no fighting if someone has a food that the others want.
However, I don't cater to special diets. I have a child whose mom doesn't want him eating dairy or citrusy foods, so she brings substitutes on the days we have those.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:47 AM
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I provide meals.

Being very rural, with few local (convenient) options for procuring affordable, healthy, whole foods and with parents limited time at home equates to a lack of home cooking. We only have fast food chains, as well. Many kids here are overfed but malnourished. Anemia is a real problem. French fries and soda diet.

I educate parents through menus, photos, and newsletters, as well.

Good food, lots of exercise and sound sleep make for happy and healthy kids. Happy and healthy kids make my job enjoyable. I stack the deck in my favor.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:25 AM
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I cook! I don't allow anything from home
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