I had a previous post about daycare, but now have some more questions.
I am switching daycare providors for various reasons (won't get into here). I love everything about this daycare EXCEPT the food menu. It is horrendous. Muffin tops for snack, gardettos, ritz crackers, barely any protein, you get the idea. I'm sure it is "balanced" according to the food pyramid, but I digress.
Anyway, I obviously want to bring my own food. I asked the director about it when I was on a tour, and she said that's fine for when he's an infant (he's 9 months now) but I'd need a "reason" - religous or health to adjust the menu. She said I can just cross out items that I'd like him to not have.
Well, pretty much NOTHING on the list is something I'd give my son.
Now, my question is, I think it could be workable if I bring his own food if it needs absolutely no preparation. Ideas? Is there a way to bring warm food and keep it warm? Or what are some food ideas for cold lunches and snacks for kids? I imagine this problem goes into school, but I'm a little stumped.
And I need to come up with a "reason." I guess I understand that they don't want the extra hassle--they want more time to spend caring for the kids rather than food prep. But what can I do to present them that this is going to be easier for them?