What dietitians really feed their kids
I was at the pool the other day watching my toddler take a swim class when another mom struck up a conversation with me. She and I were really hitting it off until she asked me what I do for a living. When I responded "I am a dietitian," her face dropped. She looked at me and said, "Oh, you are healthy, so your kid never eats mac and cheese?"
I wasn't really sure how to react to that comment because, to be honest, my kid does eat mac and cheese and sometimes fast food and more quesadillas than I would like — shocking I know! Don't get me wrong, he eats healthy food too, but I am far from perfect with his diet. So, before you judge us dietitians or nutritionists, understand that we don't only feed our kids perfect diets of kale and wild-caught salmon, although we do follow a few basic principles when it comes to feeding our kids.