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Old 08-26-2014, 04:06 AM
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Default Unhealthy menu

When I did work at the daycare, and it still bugs me to no end, they served pretty unhealthy food to the kids.

We had a 4 week rotation. But generally we served


Cereal ( fruit loops and honey nut Cheerios) on Mondays and Fridays.
Grits and toast on Tuesday
Poptarts on Wednesday( and whenever they didn't go grocery shopping)
Eggs And toast on Thursday.


This varies, but a lot of the time it was rice+ a type of bean, or meat, canned veggies, and canned fruit.
Beanie weenies from a can.
Cheapest chicken nuggets possible
Sandwiches with chips


2crackers. (Ritz and saltines)
Animal crackers
Ice cream

All of the lunches were really salty, too. They refused to get on a food program at the center because then they would have to serve different food.

I just always felt bad for the kids eating it becauae I know I wouldn't eat it everyday.

And although they promoted themselves as a secular daycare, they FORCED the children ( even the one year olds) to say a religious prayer before eating or they would take the food away until they said it. And call the parents if they didn't.

Ugh. Just another reason I quit.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:23 AM
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Honestly I would have turned them in for withholding food. As far as the menu, I get you but sadly that is the norm sometimes anymore. Rest assured, there are places (homes and centers) not like that.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:50 PM
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Yeah this irritates me to no end...I work at a high end preschool and the menu sucks, but in the past few months it has gotten significantly better. Still quite a bit of processed food and salty/sugary snacks, but a lot more fresh fruit and veggies. We went from having fresh fruit and veggies once a week to once a day. So I'm hopeful.

The only way it'll get better is if the parents complain, which is what I believe happened to us.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:41 AM
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I worked at a couple centers that weren't the best, but they were better than this! Yuck!
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