You said "bread is never the right choice." I could come up with a million reasons where bread is a phenomenal choice. Millions of people - potentially billions - would kill for daily bread. Is bread nutrient dense? No, but it's better than nothing, and it is a very inexpensive source of quickly digestible calories. If you are a world-class triathlete, you're probably not going to get very far eating purely paleo and you're going to have to supplement with at the very least rice, benign flours (yucca/cassava/tapioca, potato starch, arrowroot) and refined sugars to get the calories you need to perform. For a growing child, some added glucose may be highly beneficial - moreso than added fats. I don't consume bread because I rarely ever see the point, but if I were it doesn't make me a sinner.
Originally Posted by The Rebooted Body
It's irresponsible to raise your children on a diet of unhealthy, processed foods. It's potentially worse to raise them in an environment of fear to eat a sandwich. Educate your children, but ultimately you have to let them decide for themselves. My children will know full well the pitfalls of a diet rich in grains, refined sugars and refined fats, but if they choose to eat it at the end of the day, I can't berate them for that.
A 21 month old does not need bread. They have no longterm memory and will forget it quickly. You can easily give them fruit, potatoes and the the like with no harm. This is the perfect opportunity to remove the child's association with bread so they don't grow up addicted in some way. However, when they get older, the more control you try and place the further you'll push them away.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 04-01-2013 at 01:45 PM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.