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    Oy Vey...Prenatal Lunch

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    My husband and I went to our first prenatal class last weekend - lunch was included.
    I laughed when I got up to the buffet table. I mean, really?! I'm growing a human here! Give me some REAL FOOD!

    Wilted veggie tray that I would have found acceptable to feed 6-8 people...there were 30 of us.
    Lasagna. Yay.
    Huge bowl of Apples!!!
    Enough giant bakery-style cookies for each person to have 2 or 3.
    Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and chocolate milk.

    After everyone had gone through the line, you better believe I went back up and polished off the lone cherry tomato and celery remnants from the veggie tray...

    When I dug bottled waters out of my purse for us, we got some looks. One girl said, "Oh, did you not see the drinks at the end of the table?"

    I guess there's nothing to be done in these situations, except eat beforehand and bring your own snacks. Some day, at some conference or random class like this, I'm hoping I get pleasantly suprised by the catering...but so far, not so much.
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    We get the same thing at work functions that involve lunch or snacks. They usually have something vegan and/or gluten-free, but it's all nasty processed grains and sad veggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBailey View Post
    We get the same thing at work functions that involve lunch or snacks. They usually have something vegan and/or gluten-free, but it's all nasty processed grains and sad veggies.
    Yes, work stuff is the worst. Pizza and donuts all the way at my office.

    I think that's harder because people that you talk to every day are wondering why you didn't drink the diet coke, or eat the cupcake. It's a lot easier to ignore people when you'll never see them again!
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    i've never attended these classes. are they so long and arduous that they require eating afterwards? not trying to be snarky, just curious.
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    I am lucky enough to share an office with a celiac. So there's always a token amount of gluten free stuff at functions, and I just piggy-back off that.

    Maybe you can share that you are gluten-sensitive with the organiser?
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    I would have been a total food snob and picked up the jug of chocolate milk to read the ingredient list. If it was HFCS free, I probably would have had some... and an apple.

    Seriously, they couldn't provide some cheese with those apples and veggies?
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    Yeah, it sucks, but until we a) change the way people think about eating, and b) get the government to shift grain subsidies to fresh vegetables, complimentary eats are gonna continue to be cheap, sad, SAD-type foods. It is a bit ironic a birthing class wouldn't stress proper nutrition, even if it weren't primal, though...

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    I'm guessing this class doesn't suggest the Brewer's Diet (feel free to look it up if it's news to you - eating primal, it'll make sense and be easy to manage most likely) which is too bad based on the positive impact it has on reducing per-eclampsia.

    But really, soda? Sheesh.

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    They're probably not whiling to invest that much into food. I would bring my own.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    I would have been a total food snob and picked up the jug of chocolate milk to read the ingredient list. If it was HFCS free, I probably would have had some... and an apple.

    Seriously, they couldn't provide some cheese with those apples and veggies?
    Isn't HFCS just basically sugar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    i've never attended these classes. are they so long and arduous that they require eating afterwards? not trying to be snarky, just curious.
    Ha, no problem. It was from 9-5 on a Saturday...so lunch break halfway through.

    I think the biggest issue was that there was no focus on nutrition in a room full of gestating women. Well, there was an obligatory slide at some point which referred to the food pyramid, but that's it. During this slide our 'teacher' did make sure to recommend a glass of milk and a serving of whole grains with each meal. I realize this is CW and I expected it, but I also would expect some tips on getting more fruit and veg in your diet while growing a person.
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