There are things that parents learn in many kindergartens only after enrolling their toddler. They find out and are often terrified.
Kindergarten diet - far from ideal
When the child is at home, we try to feed them as best as possible. So that it receives all the important nutrients, so that nothing is missing on the menu. We try to remember about a portion of vegetables with each meal, we make sure that everything is fresh, the least processed.
And how is it in many branches?
Unfortunately, it varies. What appears on the official menu is not always what the preschooler can find later on the plate. And instead of a lettuce and cheese sandwich, there is only a sandwich with jam - because other children do not want to eat ...
In addition, savings are often the basis, as evidenced by the photo below taken from the Healthy Nutrition of Little Wroclawians (photo was sent by the mother of one of the preschoolers). See how much cheese is on bread, of course white - the worst quality bread.
Is also sweets problem - children receive them not only for dessert, but also as a reward when another child has a birthday, on various occasions - Stars, Bunny, etc. The amount of sweets packed in bags is usually shocking. No wonder that kids who have eaten little sweets so far ... suddenly after going to kindergarten often ask for them every now and then.
At home, kids who are three years old usually eat with a fork ... and in many kindergartens, for safety reasons, the first groups have spoons or plastic plates, as in the photo below taken from the above-mentioned page.