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(Slate)   "My two sons, 8 and 10, are good, healthy eaters; they are food adventurous, enjoy veggies, eating everything we do. My in-laws live next door and give my kids kid food like nuggets instead of salmon when my boys want salmon. I'm outraged. What do?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-05-10 10:39:08 AM  
38 votes:
I can picture it now : grandma's packed the fridge/freezer with nuggets, pizza rolls, tater tots, uncrustables, a pallet of Capri Suns and a gallon of ketchup. Then the kids come over.. "but Nana I want fresh caught salmon with a pine nut and wild mushroom risotto for dinner!"
 
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2020-05-10 11:05:54 AM  
20 votes:
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2020-05-10 12:33:39 PM  
14 votes:

Mentat: And good god people, salmon is not foo-foo food.


It is if your cat is named "Foo-Foo".
 
2020-05-10 2:46:11 PM  
13 votes:

KarmicDisaster: stop saying "what do".


srsly. It's supposed to be "wat do"
 
2020-05-10 1:59:15 PM  
11 votes:

Ambivalence: When we visited my grandparents, we were fed baloney and cheese sandwiched.


I mean, no disrespect to your grandparents, but if my kids were fed baloney and then cheese sandwiched I'd be calling the cops.
 
2020-05-10 12:32:19 PM  
8 votes:
Ask...no, demand to speak to her manager.
 
2020-05-10 11:25:44 AM  
8 votes:
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/Disapproves
 
2020-05-10 3:36:53 PM  
7 votes:
"food adventurous"  is that like the pickle incident?
 
2020-05-10 12:14:06 PM  
5 votes:
Burn down grandma's house. That should learn them.
 
2020-05-10 12:01:30 PM  
4 votes:
stop saying "what do".
 
2020-05-10 4:05:38 PM  
3 votes:
Watch the movie "Gaslight" with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.  Take it from there.  They'll be in one of those crooked old-people homes in no time.
 
2020-05-10 3:47:02 PM  
3 votes:

invictus2: "food adventurous"  is that like the pickle incident?


That's not adventurous. Now an eggplant on the other hand..
 
2020-05-10 3:35:21 PM  
3 votes:
Keep your $ and your kids can just go hungry. Or supply the food you want them to eat instead of just $ to cover the expenses. Still too hard for you? Find someone else to watch the kids, spend an ass load of $ and still wind up with the same problems.

I'm sure getting a banana or an orange instead of a mango slice or dragon fruit smoothie will be traumatic for the kids, especially at that age. Good thing the parents can afford massive therapy bills and emotional support animals.
 
2020-05-10 3:19:50 PM  
3 votes:

imaconnect4guy: If I had someone taking my kids off my hands so I could have some quiet time with imaconnect4girl, they could feed them whatever the hell they want


This.

(Though if it's "quiet time", are you sure you're doing it right?)
 
2020-05-10 10:17:40 AM  
3 votes:
Think.

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2020-05-11 8:21:26 AM  
2 votes:

beezeltown: "Food adventurous" includes eating whatever your hosts are serving, as well. It's okay to like both corndogs and cassoulet.


Not eating what the locals offer you isn't "food adventurous". It's the same as if your in-laws came over and whined that the salmon you made for dinner wasn't nuggets.

You're just a different side of the douche coin.

Also, using the term "food adventurous" unironically should probably be punishable by death.
 
2020-05-11 12:32:14 AM  
2 votes:
Those aren't kids.  Those are bears who ate your children and took their place.
 
2020-05-10 5:20:26 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-10 5:06:50 PM  
2 votes:
Don't waste salmon on kids. They have no appreciation for that type of food. Feed em McNuggets and Little Debbie's. It's what I grew up on and I turned out fine...
 
2020-05-10 2:58:30 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds to me like the grandparents think the expensive stuff is for adults and the cheap stuff is for the kids. Not an entirely uncommon opinion. Face it, a child's palate is hardly refined enough to truly enjoy fine dining, and while they may very well eat things like salmon and avocados, it's doubtful they really appreciate it much more than they would a plate of chicken nuggets and banana slices.
 
2020-05-11 2:14:55 PM  
1 vote:

Needlessly Complicated: Late to the party but is talking to the in-laws not an option?


OH COME ON! WTF!

/kidding. That seems like a reasonable concept, assuming they are reasonable people.
 
2020-05-11 1:57:52 PM  
1 vote:
Late to the party but is talking to the in-laws not an option?
 
2020-05-10 11:51:45 PM  
1 vote:
Our two year old twins saw their seven year old big sister try a tuna roll a few months ago. Now they want our sushi instead of the kids chicken
Tempura we used to have them split. That is going to get expensive if they keep it up.
 
2020-05-10 9:05:22 PM  
1 vote:
If some of you folks actually read the article, the kids are eating whatever is put in front of them, they just prefer what their own parents provide. Which not only is healthier food by a long shot, it is food that tastes good to them (not common amongst kids), and the parents gladly foot the bill for it.

Whether it's the granparents' mindset or budget, it sounds like they're insisting on feeding them crap food-  highly processed, cheap unhealthy junk that should be kept to a minimum whenever possible anyway. If it's budget, the parents can offer to provide the meals. If it's mindset- "They're kids! They should be eating 'fun foods' like dino-shaped nuggets all the time!" then the grandparents need to be talked to kindly as the writer suggests, in order to let them know this needs to change. The goal is to build strong, healthy humans, not pander to some warped idea of a kiddie diet in their own minds.
 
2020-05-10 4:50:20 PM  
1 vote:

Mentat: dv-ous: Salmon is expensive.

It's one thing to be "food adventurous." It's another thing to be an insufferable douche who won't eat what's put in front of them when that's all that's available.

I know this is Fark, but...

According to the article, the kids do eat what their grandparents give the without complain, but they tell their parents later that they prefer Mom and Dad food.

Also, the grandparents are making a deliberate point of giving the kids "Kids Food" to the point of denying the kids what they actually ask for even when everyone else is eating it.  So it's not a case of "This is all we have", it's "You can't have this food we're eating because it's Grown-Up Food".

And good god people, salmon is not foo-foo food.  For all we know they're eating it out of a can.


To an extent, American society has decided to make pariahs out of people who try to eat healthy or, worse, try to teach their kids to eat healthy. Everyone is supposed to have a kid who is 25 pounds over weight with a cola in the cup holder, a candy bar in each hand, waiting for his dinner from the McDrive Through. Parents who put a vegetable on their child's dinner plate are denigrated as uptight elitists trying to prove something.

Mix that attitude with free child care from grandparents and people are willing to over look any asshole behavior because "but sweet, little Granny."

In reality, undermining a parent; teaching a child detrimental eating habits; actively jeopardizing a child's health: Outside of intentional physical abuse, these are some of the most despicable things a person can do to a child. Parents wouldn't put up with it out of anyone if Granny privilege were not in play.

Unfortunately, a grandparent who says "Yuck, don't eat spinach. Spinach is gross. I wouldn't eat broccoli. Throw the broccoli in the back yard. If you eat kale, no one will kiss you when you grow up. Ick, that pudding looks weird. I think I saw your Dad put an egg in it. Better not eat it." seems harmless enough until the effect becomes cumulative. So, people don't realize how serious the behavior is until they are in the doctor's office with their seven year old saying "He doesn't like to stay over night away from home. Isn't there any alternative to hospitalizing him?"

At that point, the parent may realize they have kept family peace at the expense of the child's health. But then the damage is done and it won't easily be undone.
 
2020-05-10 3:04:11 PM  
1 vote:
https://www.livestrong.com/article/13​9​212-information-mercury-wild-salmon/


The EPA and the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, recognize salmon as a low-mercury fish. Yet, the current recommendations are to consume no more than 12 ounces of low-mercury fish a week.

So, it's a LOW mercury level...a safe level of mercury. But don't eat more than 12 ounces a week.
 
2020-05-10 3:00:20 PM  
1 vote:
Salmon has mercury in it. It's a cumulative effect, but do you want your kids to grow up mad as a hatter and voting republican?
 
2020-05-10 2:48:04 PM  
1 vote:
If I had someone taking my kids off my hands so I could have some quiet time with imaconnect4girl, they could feed them whatever the hell they want
 
2020-05-10 2:13:48 PM  
1 vote:
Thank them for feeding your children. It has the ancillary benefit of teaching your kids manners and gratitude.

The oddest thing about your question: Why do you live so farking close to yer in-laws? That's weird.
 
2020-05-10 2:06:49 PM  
1 vote:
Parent: I want my  kids to be adventurous and try everything.
Grand Parents: Here try this.
Parent: No! Not like that!
 
2020-05-10 12:10:35 PM  
1 vote:
Move?
 
2020-05-10 10:15:38 AM  
1 vote:
Salmon is expensive.

It's one thing to be "food adventurous." It's another thing to be an insufferable douche who won't eat what's put in front of them when that's all that's available.
 
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