We try to control what junk goes into our kids. Our close friends, family, neighbors, and playdate families know a little bit about our stance on sugar. But other people who come in contact with our children don’t know how we feel about it- and they are handing out the sugar freely.
They are wonderful people actually. It’s your child’s effective and warm teacher, the nice moms of your child’s fellow classmates, your hard-working school administration and the volunteer PTO. Pediatricians recommend 2 or 3 treats per week per kid. Kids and concerned parents are being bombarded by sugar, and moms like myself, feel like every day is one big food fight. Childhood obesity and diabetes are at levels never before seen. We have this all wrong. Places of education need to contribute to the health education of children, not fight against it. Let’s keep school for educational puposes and limit the treats.