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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    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.
    2936 days ago
    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
    2944 days ago
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