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Banning Food From Children

Moms Sound Off on Banning Foods in Their Homes

Hold the high fructose corn syrup! A mom may cheat on occasion, but there are certain groceries that you'll never find in her shopping cart. We asked mamas the foods they have banned. Here's what they said.

  • Packaged goods for calicocobuble: "But I don't buy any junk food like chips, cookies or cheese puffs and that sort. Snacks I give my son are pretzels or fruit. I never buy packaged ready foods. They are so unhealthy. I cook dinner every night from scratch and bake from scratch, even pancakes and waffles. I like to know that what my children are eating is basic ingredients that have not been inserted with garbage. So when we go out for ice cream or he gets a treat like candy, it's once in a while, or on the weekends so it's special."
  • Facebook fan Kathy Pape Brauer steers clear of high fructose corn syrup, as do bellafranki and an anonymous reader.
  • Girl Jen avoids soda. She said, "My mom kept a steady supply of pop in the house, and as a result, my brothers and I drank 2-3 Cokes a day. As a result, I had horrible teeth and disrupted sleep and it took me years to stop feeling like I needed pop."
  • Nothing said an anonymous reader. She explained, "My husband and I have found that when something is highly restricted or banned, people often go overboard when they do get the chance to have it. So, we allow pretty much everything in but keep tabs on what's eaten/drank and when!"
  • Soda and juice make the list in RoaringSilence's home. "I wouldn't allow soda and juice cocktails. All other foods...yeah the occasional treat is OK in moderation. But it's harder to do that with drinks."
  • Moderation is key according to amandachalynn. "I don't really totally ban anything. My sons regular diet is healthy and balanced, so I don't mind him having something that isn't exactly good for him every once in a while. He's active and is actually underweight according to his doc, so I'm really not worried about obesity in my house."
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