O.K. guys, so I’ve been in this field a long time and have seen many changes through the years. Some are for the better and some not so much.
Well, one of the things I am not crazy about are the applesauce-type foods and yogurts that kids suck out of tubes or pouches. Yuck! First of all, isn’t it more civilized to have children use utensils to eat their food? They are sitting at a table while they eat snacks and lunch when they are in childcare. It’s not like they are on the run! It’s especially tricky for little ones who are under three. Some press too hard and the stuff goes flying all over them and the floor or they press too light and a teacher has to assist them in dispensing it correctly. All I think of when I watch them eat those things is it’s like the way the astronauts have to eat meals in space. We are on earth people! Let’s just eat the old fashioned way shall we!
The funny thing is, a teacher brought to my attention an article a mom wrote about these pouch foods. Because her child was saying it tasted funny, she discovered mold at the bottom! It brought to light that you cannot see what is at the bottom of these containers. Good point! Here is the link to the article if you want to check it out.
I hope this gives you all some food for thought. Should a meal suck? :>)