“According to Statistics Canada, children aged 1 to 13 get more than 25 per cent of their daily calories from sugar – more than any other age group”
Here is a link to an article in the Globe and Mail today that I can completely relate to.
I have no idea why complete strangers want to offer my kid candy when I am out shopping. Truth be told, my daughter would actually prefer a balloon, car toy or even just a “high five”. At least right now I can tell the candy pusher that she is still too young for the treat, as most candy pushers don’t have a clue how old my daughter is, and are really just doing their job of trying to be friendly.
I’ve long since gotten over being “painted as the ogre who doesn’t let your kid have candy” because I feel that Sydney gets plenty of treats from Dad, grandma and, yes even myself. But I really want “treats” to stay “treats”, and not become the norm, as indicated in this article. I guess time will tell. ~ Susan