This preschool mandates that my daughter consumes whole milk every day, despite the fact that I don’t provide milk to my child at home. After MONTHS of asking not to give her milk at lunch, I realized they still were.
In our family, my choice is to give my kids almond and coconut milk and don’t believe in feeding my kids cows milk. That is fine if other people do, but we don’t.
The challenge is that apparently California state law requires that she is offered whole cows milk at school unless I have a doctors note.No wonder kids get fat in our society. Eat your crackers! Drink your whole milk! Where do parents have a say in how their kids are fed at school. Do you have to home school to have a choice in how kids are fed?
My preschool of choice is changing next month for a variety of reasons; but this snack issue is one of the reasons. I only want to support schools who offer more nutritious snacks and who respect my rights as a parent in how I feed my children.
The truly unfortunate aspect is that some parents drop off their children at my daughter’s preschool as early as 6:00am. White crackers are what these children are eating for their breakfast. The teacher explained that they have to offer a snack in the morning for this reason.
We live in a very nice area and these kids are eating white crackers to help their bodies grow. It is a crying shame!