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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    (Sorry for the double post - not sure where to put this one)Hi. I have searched the forums for an answer, but I still don't see one. My 4 yr old has come home telling me that eating french fries is "junk" according to his gym teacher. His preschool class is about to embark on a week of learning about health issues, including good diet. I am concerned he will be confused. I have explained to him that his belly is special and french fries are ok. I see pamphlets and other sources that suggest "When teaching class about proper nutrition, be sensitive to XX who has a high-calorie, fat & sodium diet that may appear unhealthy by most nutritional standards" But I would like to provide more specific ways to address this issue to his teachers - how do they help other children avoid fatty unhealthy foods and not confuse my child?

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    (Sorry for the double post - not sure where to put this one)Hi. I have searched the forums for an answer, but I still don't see one. My 4 yr old has come home telling me that eating french fries is "junk" according to his gym teacher. His preschool class is about to embark on a week of learning about health issues, including good diet. I am concerned he will be confused. I have explained to him that his belly is special and french fries are ok. I see pamphlets and other sources that suggest "When teaching class about proper nutrition, be sensitive to XX who has a high-calorie, fat & sodium diet that may appear unhealthy by most nutritional standards" But I would like to provide more specific ways to address this issue to his teachers - how do they help other children avoid fatty unhealthy foods and not confuse my child?

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    (Sorry for the double post - not sure where to put this one)Hi. I have searched the forums for an answer, but I still don't see one. My 4 yr old has come home telling me that eating french fries is "junk" according to his gym teacher. His preschool class is about to embark on a week of learning about health issues, including good diet. I am concerned he will be confused. I have explained to him that his belly is special and french fries are ok. I see pamphlets and other sources that suggest "When teaching class about proper nutrition, be sensitive to XX who has a high-calorie, fat & sodium diet that may appear unhealthy by most nutritional standards" But I would like to provide more specific ways to address this issue to his teachers - how do they help other children avoid fatty unhealthy foods and not confuse my child?

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    (Sorry for the double post - not sure where to put this one)Hi. I have searched the forums for an answer, but I still don't see one. My 4 yr old has come home telling me that eating french fries is "junk" according to his gym teacher. His preschool class is about to embark on a week of learning about health issues, including good diet. I am concerned he will be confused. I have explained to him that his belly is special and french fries are ok. I see pamphlets and other sources that suggest "When teaching class about proper nutrition, be sensitive to XX who has a high-calorie, fat & sodium diet that may appear unhealthy by most nutritional standards" But I would like to provide more specific ways to address this issue to his teachers - how do they help other children avoid fatty unhealthy foods and not confuse my child?

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    (Sorry for the double post - not sure where to put this one)Hi. I have searched the forums for an answer, but I still don't see one. My 4 yr old has come home telling me that eating french fries is "junk" according to his gym teacher. His preschool class is about to embark on a week of learning about health issues, including good diet. I am concerned he will be confused. I have explained to him that his belly is special and french fries are ok. I see pamphlets and other sources that suggest "When teaching class about proper nutrition, be sensitive to XX who has a high-calorie, fat & sodium diet that may appear unhealthy by most nutritional standards" But I would like to provide more specific ways to address this issue to his teachers - how do they help other children avoid fatty unhealthy foods and not confuse my child?

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    As I was frying bacon for Jordan this morning, I was thinking about your question. LOL Yes, I ate some too. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

    I struggle with something similar in my house, because my 14 yr old is overweight, and it's because his brother needs extra calories, and it's so hard to not let him eat the same things. Ugh!

    I'm wondering if your clinic's dietician would have any helpful literature you could take to the school. I know that there are some clinics that are moving more toward healthier high calorie options for CF patients. Of course, preschoolers can be so picky, so sometimes we have to let them eat whatever they WILL eat.

    I like the idea of teaching the kids that everyone's dietary needs are different. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

    Stacey

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    As I was frying bacon for Jordan this morning, I was thinking about your question. LOL Yes, I ate some too. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

    I struggle with something similar in my house, because my 14 yr old is overweight, and it's because his brother needs extra calories, and it's so hard to not let him eat the same things. Ugh!

    I'm wondering if your clinic's dietician would have any helpful literature you could take to the school. I know that there are some clinics that are moving more toward healthier high calorie options for CF patients. Of course, preschoolers can be so picky, so sometimes we have to let them eat whatever they WILL eat.

    I like the idea of teaching the kids that everyone's dietary needs are different. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

    Stacey

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    As I was frying bacon for Jordan this morning, I was thinking about your question. LOL Yes, I ate some too. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

    I struggle with something similar in my house, because my 14 yr old is overweight, and it's because his brother needs extra calories, and it's so hard to not let him eat the same things. Ugh!

    I'm wondering if your clinic's dietician would have any helpful literature you could take to the school. I know that there are some clinics that are moving more toward healthier high calorie options for CF patients. Of course, preschoolers can be so picky, so sometimes we have to let them eat whatever they WILL eat.

    I like the idea of teaching the kids that everyone's dietary needs are different. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

    Stacey

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    As I was frying bacon for Jordan this morning, I was thinking about your question. LOL Yes, I ate some too. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

    I struggle with something similar in my house, because my 14 yr old is overweight, and it's because his brother needs extra calories, and it's so hard to not let him eat the same things. Ugh!

    I'm wondering if your clinic's dietician would have any helpful literature you could take to the school. I know that there are some clinics that are moving more toward healthier high calorie options for CF patients. Of course, preschoolers can be so picky, so sometimes we have to let them eat whatever they WILL eat.

    I like the idea of teaching the kids that everyone's dietary needs are different. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

    Stacey

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    How to Teach Other Children Healthy Diet and Not Confuse CF Child?

    As I was frying bacon for Jordan this morning, I was thinking about your question. LOL Yes, I ate some too. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">
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    <br />I struggle with something similar in my house, because my 14 yr old is overweight, and it's because his brother needs extra calories, and it's so hard to not let him eat the same things. Ugh!
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    <br />I'm wondering if your clinic's dietician would have any helpful literature you could take to the school. I know that there are some clinics that are moving more toward healthier high calorie options for CF patients. Of course, preschoolers can be so picky, so sometimes we have to let them eat whatever they WILL eat.
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    <br />I like the idea of teaching the kids that everyone's dietary needs are different. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
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    <br />Stacey

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