PARENTS – food option for children

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you prefer for your kids?
    Chicken Fingers & Fries : (28 votes)
    42 %
    Grilled Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots : (38 votes)
    57 %
    My kids would prefer something else - see below : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    definitely the grilled chicken!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MsGinkgo: . I have two three year olds and I’d probably pick the grilled chicken and mashed potatoes option for them, since they’re still young enough to eat what I give them. I’m a little iffy about giving my toddlers processed food so young when I know that I can just make them eat the healthier option. 

    That said, kids of six or seven who are a little more willful when it comes to food would be much more likely to go for the chicken fngers and fries option. Don’t listen to anybody who says their kid is to sophistocated to enjoy that kind of thing – all kids love chicken fingers. 

    I think there are a lot of points for each side and I think you should pick whatever one YOU think is best. Somebody is undoubtedly going to commplain either way, I think you should ask yourself if you’d rather it were the kids or the adults. 

    Post # 7
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have a lot of nieces and nephews. I would poll them, but I don’t have to. None of them would complain about chicken fingers!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Wedding are SO long and SO boring for kids (sorry, they are!). I would definitely let my kids have a “treat” dinner like chicken fingers and fries!

    Post # 9
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    5997 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t have kids but we chose chicken tenders w/ fries, applesauce, & juice box for our kid’s meal. So far everyone has chosen that for their younger kids. I suspect kids that are 12 and older will choose the adult choice. Even my Nana chose the kids meal because she said, and I quote, “chicken tenders are my favorite!”. One night without eating filet mignon will not undo your precious child’s healthy lifestyle.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My children would be happy eating what the adults eat in a smaller portion.  But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with either option.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with either option.  We ended up serving the same food to the kids as the adults (buffet dinner).  All kids between the ages of 3-9 were half the price of the adult rate, which was still pricey but I was happy with that.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I’m leaning towards chicken fingers now. My kids are twins, and if I can get one to eat something then the other will copy. They both have a pretty docile nature too (I’m blessed, I know lol). But this isn’t the case for everyone and some kids will just refuse to eat more grown-up food.

    I’d go with the chicken fingers because it’s a crowd pleaser. Like a PP said, weddings are long and boring for kids and sometimes having to eat boring adult food can be the last straw for children. I would give them at least one thing they like so they won’t be tired, grouchy and hungry by the end of the night. 

    ETA: I’m talking in general terms here. If you think that grilled chicken will be best for the kids going to your wedding then go for. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It depends on your crowd. If the parents are sure the kids would prefer the adult version, then get the mini version of the adult plate. However, at our wedding, we had two little girls (under 5) and they are super picky. For them, chicken fingers would be a significantly better choice than the grilled chicken (and that’s actually what we ordered for them).

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My kids will eat whatever they are given.  I would prefer the grilled chicken but would happily accept either choice.

    To be honest, I would likely leave my kids at home with a sitter.

    Post # 16
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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  I voted for other. I don’t have kids, but for a child, I think non fried foods might be better (dredging up memories of my past preferences and merging them with my current food conciousness. :P)

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