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    Esther Song
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    Hi,

    I am a mom to a beautiful one year old and send my child to BH in the Seattle area. My daughter recently moved up to the toddler room, so off formula into actual food. So far, I have been feeding her home prepared food, but started recently looking at the menu because I work full-time. I asked about some of the brands and ingredients used on the menu and must say I’m not too thrilled given the second mortgage I am paying in the form of tuition. While they do provide fresh fruits, some of the menu items are far from healthy:

    “Fruit bars” are actually nutri-grain bars that have high fructose corn syrup and very little fruit. Cheerios is sugar. Muffins (most store-bought ones) are actually cupcakes without the icing.

    I think America generally has a problem with food quality but would like to start here to see if others agree and what we can do to change this.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  Esther Song.
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    Profile photo of Decatur House
    Decatur House
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    I entirely agree. I have done the same. The center told
    Me it is because they are required to use a distributor but that the BH nutritionist says all these things are okay. I think BH could be a leader in healthy nutrition. Luckily, our current chef is good and the kids get so many wonderful lunch options. But then things like prepackaged muffins or yougurt with 31g of sugar per serving (more than 7 tsp) is not good.

    I think BH could be addressing two of the biggest things facing our youth. This and recycling/sustainability. Our center doesn’t recycle, told me it would be too hard, and every meal is on plastic or styrofoam one-use materials.

    BH – any plans to address these? I’m trying to raise children that unsetand the importance of our earth and the culture within our center is the exact opposite.

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