Group Forum: dodgy nutritional advice

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perfectdeb

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Posted: 05 May 2013, 22:22
some of you may know i'm in the second module of a nutrition course, this one is all to with healthy food choices, i'm grinding my teeth a bit because its based on the standard food pyramid but i've been assured this is just a prep course and it will get more rational later.

they go on a bit about making healthy choices (no fat blah blah) and keeping calories down and EMPTY CALORIES are stressed a lot

anywhoo, some of the advice bothers me,

example - replace butter on a piece of toast with jam

so a slice of toast and a serving of jam (1 tsp)
.82g fat 22.65 g carbs 1.91 protein 107 cal

vs
a slice of toast with butter (I used half a pat)
2.03g fat 12.65 g carbs 1.9 protein 84 cal

how is the jam a healthier choice? more calories and they're empty calories (minimal vitamins in jam)

Clueless101

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 05:14
I feel ya. I have to take nutrition classes for daycare. The classes are so stupid. They push lowfat even skim milk. Even for toddlers. They also want us to serve whole wheat and we are required to serve 1% or skim milk.
It drives me crazy.
Sugar ans simple carbs are ok but fat is bad.
Knitteringly

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 09:25
The idea of toddlers being fed low-fat skim milk makes me crazy. They need fat for the development of their little brains! Skim milk plus whole wheat... yeah, let's get them off to the worst possible start. Neutral
Michelle
reddarin

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 11:14
When fat is the bogeyman the nonsensical nature of the alternative doesn't matter. Very sad.
Clueless101

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 11:23
Sometimes I argue with them, Other times I just keep my mouth shut so we can end the dogone meeting already. I sure as shawn ain't gonna give no toddler lowfat milk. Not having learning delays and poor brain development on my conscience. Poor English with a southern draw, now that may be on me.
perfectdeb

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 18:37
i once had a stand up argument with the manager at my local supermarket, they had discontinued all the full fat yoghurt. my kid is 17yo and 50kgs dripping wet, he needs all the fat in his diet he can get - he's even commented that the low fat stuff leaves him hungry

This guy tried to argue with me that kids should have low fat dairy, i countered with the argument that it would be pretty hard to make low fat breast milk so nature never intended kids to have low fat

they brought the low fat back in the following week Smile
reddarin

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 18:40
lol that is a pretty awesome come back Deb.

I hope you followed up with, at the top of your voice, "Hey! My face is up here!"

Razz
perfectdeb

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 20:24
reddarin wrote:
lol that is a pretty awesome come back Deb.

I hope you followed up with, at the top of your voice, "Hey! My face is up here!"

Razz


thats a common problem Rolling Eyes
2Bhealthy4me

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 16:26
Clueless101 wrote:
Sometimes I argue with them, Other times I just keep my mouth shut so we can end the dogone meeting already. I sure as shawn ain't gonna give no toddler lowfat milk. Not having learning delays and poor brain development on my conscience. Poor English with a southern draw, now that may be on me.


I'd show the inspectors the 1% milk carton and fill it with whole milk with a little HWC to boot.