You have to be careful when you teach children! At the moment Freddy’s school is teaching healthy eating and we are following the lessons at home, he is eating a lot more fruit and vegetables so we are all happy.
However sometimes simple messages can prove to be more complicated that you first imagine. For example on Thursday morning Freddy burst into floods of tears because Rupert had put a spoonful of sugar on his breakfast cereal. He was begging Rupert not to eat it because “eating sugar will kill you”, we have also had the “wine is bad for you and you mustn’t drink it” and “meat is bad for you”.
Positive messages about good food is important but with 4-5 year old children cautionary messages about “bad food” need to be very carefully imparted.