Chicken Noodle vs Nuggets
Is it possible to get my charges to eat healthy foods when their dad just doesn't care? I mean, he considers fruit snacks a fruit. The kids don't eat vegetables, except for carrots dipped in ranch, and even then they mostly just lick off the dip. For breakfast they eat sugary cereal. I encourage them to have fruit with their cereal at least, but that usually ends up in the trash. For lunch and dinner it's mostly processed crap like chicken nuggets and hot pockets. I don't do his grocery shopping, and he won't take me up on it when I offer, so I get stuck with whatever he buys. I've tried making healthy meals for the kids, even bringing in food from my house, but since their dad won't make them even try it if they don't want to, it's pretty much just a waste of food. I'm not a health nut by any means, and I don't expect them to ever be begging me for spinach, but I just wish I could get them to try a ham sandwich, or chicken noodle soup! I joke around with my boss that his kids are going to get scurvy, but he doesn't seem to be getting the hint! I really appreciate that he doesn't want to burden me with household stuff, but this is something I'd really like to help him out with. On the other hand, I don't want offend him. He really is a great single father, who just doesn't have the greatest eating habits!
at 10:29 AM