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Old Yesterday, 08:46 AM
 
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A lot of kids eat only junk food! This is nothing more than a rare situation to go blind from.
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Old Yesterday, 08:57 AM
 
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Aren't potato chips fortified with vitamins? If not maybe they should be.
Potato chips have no nutritional value at all. Recently when I saw my kids were getting most of their food intake from various forms of chips I enacted a no chip rule in our house. My 6yo daughter thought she was getting around the rule by munching on carrots instead. Gave me a smug little look and everything. She sure showed me!
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 AM
 
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I guess this guy LOVES junk food. He should start a Youtube Vlog.

Blind for Junk.
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I blame the parents who seem totally okay with surrendering all their adult authority to their children.

One of my children only wanted to eat Cheerios day in and day out when she was ten. So, I took away her Cheerios completely. A "hunger strike" ensued. She fought the good fight by eating absolutely nothing for three days. (Yes, hubby and I locked up all the snack food so she couldn't sneak it in the middle of the night).


To make a long story short, when she got hungry enough, she ate what was put in front of her - meat, potatoes, vegetable, milk. For breakfast it was shredded wheat.

She hated me for many years after that, but she never went blind.

This.


Kids will eat junk if you let them, as parents it is part of the JOB to teach them to like healthier foods, and if you can't teach them to like it, force them to eat it anyway.
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Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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"Force" might be a strong word here, though. I can't say that none of my food issues stem from being made to sit at the table staring at a cold pile of canned peas that would make me gag if I tried to choke them down. That didn't really spark a lifelong love of eating healty.
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM
 
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Yeah, not force by holding them down and making them eat it. Force, by only having healthy food options available. Hunger is the best seasoning.

My stepson wanted only junk food, and it took him awhile to learn healthy food can taste good too. I never alienated him, but we had rules. I wouldn't serve canned peas, NO ONE likes those.

He didn't like it at the time, but now, at 17 he checks labels to make sure stuff doesn't have too much sugar, and makes an effort to balance what tastes good with what is healthy. He attributes that to me.

Favorite memory was from he was 9, which is when I first met him.... he looks down at the food confused, and looks up "Why is there grass in the food?". It was fresh herbs.

Favorite game was making a vegetarian meal and not telling him that until after he was done and had seconds.
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM
 
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My ex husband had a cousin who's kid only ate pickles. Or so, that's what I was told.
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Old Yesterday, 10:10 AM
 
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[quote=Mikala43;56103332]Yeah, not force by holding them down and making them eat it. Force, by only having healthy food options available. Hunger is the best seasoning.

My stepson wanted only junk food, and it took him awhile to learn healthy food can taste good too. I never alienated him, but we had rules. I wouldn't serve canned peas, NO ONE likes those.

He didn't like it at the time, but now, at 17 he checks labels to make sure stuff doesn't have too much sugar, and makes an effort to balance what tastes good with what is healthy. He attributes that to me.

Favorite memory was from he was 9, which is when I first met him.... he looks down at the food confused, and looks up "Why is there grass in the food?". It was fresh herbs.

Favorite game was making a vegetarian meal and not telling him that until after he was done and had seconds.[/quote]

Last Thanksgiving, we had my stepson and his family over for dinner. My stepson has custody of 2 of his young cousins, neither of whom like broccoli.


We served home make cheesy rice with broccoli. They each had 2 helpings before we told them what they were eating. The looks on their faces was priceless. lol
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Old Yesterday, 10:10 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Are you sure this 17 year old boy didn't go blind from something else?
im not sure if it is what you are referring to but the article is obvious bs. i guess this makes certain people feel good that they eat better and also try to put down others who dont eat as much "healthy" food. the kid didnt go blind from his diet. what a crock.
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
 
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im not sure if it is what you are referring to but the article is obvious bs. i guess this makes certain people feel good that they eat better and also try to put down others who dont eat as much "healthy" food. the kid didnt go blind from his diet. what a crock.
But he actually did-- his poor diet led to malnutrition which in turn caused nutritional optic neuropathy along with several vitamin deficiencies.
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