I watched in horror this morning while a dietician laid out a diet plan to prevent childhood obesity on the PBS program "A Place of Our Own".
It was basically:
Limit protein to 1-2 (1 1/2oz.) servings per day of lean protein like fish
6-7 servings of starch (1 serving being one piece of bread)
3-4 cups of NONFAT milk
No mention of acceptable fats at all
I was too busy yelling at the TV, "That's how I got fat!" to hear what they had to say about fruit and veggies.
The last I time I had checked in with CW sources about what kids were supposed to eat, 2% milk was all the rage. My favorite line from the movie "Fathead" was "We feed our kids skim milk while their brains are still growing and then wonder why they can't sit still?" And that was during the 2% milk recommendations.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has encountered recommendations like this from their pediatricians, or schools, or other kids parents? And how you responded? I don't believe in pushing my dietary ideals on others, but I'm not sure how to smack down terrible advice like that without short-cutting to "eating saturated fat doesn't make kids fat" or "nutritionally paleo is where it is at". Both of those usually just get me "deer in the headlights stares". I'm looking for the playground equivalent of the "paleo elevator speech".