My daughters daycare hasn't been giving her the food we pack for her: Should we fight it?

We have a 20-month old that goes to daycare full time. Daycare provides breakfast, lunch, and a snack. However, she eats breakfast at home before she goes to daycare, and we pack her a lunch and two snacks every day. Lately, the ladies at daycare haven’t been giving her the snacks that we are providing, and when my husband asked about it this morning, they said she wants what the other kids have, but she always eats her lunches we provide and haven’t had a problem there. My question is, should we fight back on this and ask the head daycare lady to make them give her the provided food that we bring, or is this just starting the phase of she will want to have what other kids have. We aren’t super health nuts by any means, but we also don’t want her eating cereal, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, and fries every day. What should we do?

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As long as she’s eating thats all that matters. But babies want what every one has. Bc they are greedy :joy::joy:

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Being a provider that does have kids who bring own meals i would require her eat ure food firdt then maybe daycare

I’d let her eat what others are eating. It’s hard as a provider and for other kids to understand why another child gets different foods.

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She’s probably just wanting what everyone else has. You can still tell them to feed her the snacks with the lunch but honestly soon she’ll be like every other kid. Mac and cheese and chicken nuggets lol

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If she’s getting the lunch you packed I’d say let the snacks go. I can’t imagine the daycare giving her bad things for snack.

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She’s eating so I wouldn’t make a big deal out of it honestly.

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I’d say let her eat what she wants. My kid wont eat at all so be blessed

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Let her eat what she want’s. Of course she want’s what others have. She’s eating and I’m sure not just junk that’s all that I would care about.

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I think its fine shes eating what the other kids are eating maybe their right she wants what they havebits no big deal let it go

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Pick your battles. This isn’t one…

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Is okay for the her to want what other kids have and it happen. Now if you don’t want her to have it then make them clear that but also know that you daughter might feel some type of way when they tell her she can’t have what the other kids have

When I worked at daycare our licensing standards said we could not allow outside food. The kids had to eat what was made in the kitchen. Only exceptions were parties and those treats had to be store bought.

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As a mom and past daycare provider, it’s easier when you have 10 kids all eating the same foods rather than one being singled out. Find a new daycare that doesn’t provide food. :woman_shrugging:

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Daycare’s aren’t allowed to give that stuff everyday? And even if they do, they’re usually homemade with veggies and stuff added in. I thought this was legislation now that it had to meet dietary requirements?

If she wants to have what the other kids are having, I wouldn’t stop it honestly. It’s hard being the odd one out and knowing it, so maybe just give them to her as an after school snack if you’re worried? Having to seperate her from her friends while they have breakfast together wouldn’t be an easy feat either, and I’m not sure they’re allowed to deny a kid who requests food lol

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If they’re offering and she isn’t wanting it, I’d let it slide.

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When my daughter was in day care she wanted what all the other kids were having for a snack. And honestly a lot of the times it was fruit and she would only eat that at day care. She’s a picky eater and shes almost 10 and still picky. I say let her have what she wants at day care. Usually it’s something sorts healthy if it’s like the one I used.

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If she’s eating, I’d let it go.

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Choose your battles. That isn’t a big deal at all. I’m sure they are nutritious snacks. It’s difficult for providers to give children different food.

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As long as she’s eating I’m not seeing the problem. Most dayscares and school have nutrition guidelines they don’t feed kids complete junk.

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