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Chicken nugget baby

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Well, my daughter (19) and her boyfriend came over last night for a last minute thing and I had made a super healthy casserole. The bf picked at his and everyone else loved it. He appears to be a "chicken nugget baby" so I didn't think it was about my cooking. I know it sounds like I'm being critical (which is possible) but it made me think how grateful I am.

I'm grateful that:
-19 years ago I had a pediatrician who really made a big deal about teaching kids to eat healthy.
-My kids love healthy food
-The kids drink water over soda even now
-My children are healthy
-They love sushi as much as I do (now there's some hidden calories)

Now I just need to get these extra pounds off so it looks like it runs in the family.

"Chicken nugget baby" = A teen or adult raised mostly on fast food and it shows in their weight/health/eating habits. Also, they don't like healthy food even before they taste it.

Picky eaters are often called chicken nugget babies but maybe they just really don't like something?
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ALLISONMOM 2/2/2010 10:21PM

    My daughter loves her chicken nuggets but we don't get the fast food ones too much. Also loves broccoli, blue berries. Her favorite drink is water and I usually say yes to soda because she doesn't ask for them often.
Andi

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TINKSMOM1 1/26/2010 8:21AM

    have to agree with you. my daughter is 6, and she will try to eat anything at least once, likes milk and water, and often chooses special k over sugary cereals(which i get every now and then as a treat to myself). I am often grateful for her food choices, especially when i see most of her friends eating one or two types of food-usually hotdogs and fast food. she even loves mussells and sushi too. I think in many cases, kids just arent offered different types of food at a young enough age. By the time they are older-they wont even taste some foods. I had a cousin who told her son that "he wouldnt like that" every time he asked for something different on a menu. you can bet that her son will grow up and probably raise a "picky eater"..and so it goes on... emoticon emoticon

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