Received Thursday, September 28, 2006
I read the article in the New York times which referenced this site and nutrition. Coincidentally, last night (Wednesday) I had taken two of my daughter's friends to Friendly's on Bel Air Road in Baltimore. I oberved a strange incident with a person I believe to be the nanny. The little girl she took care of called her Kate. The woman Kate was in her twenties and blonde with a loose ponytail. She wore a grey hooded sweatshirt with cargo pants. The little girl might have been named "Bella" or "Ella". But I am not certain. Anyway the nanny had a burger or something with fries. The child had chicken with fries. The nanny took every chicken strip and cut away all of the breading. This is not unusual in itself. The little girl was like "can you just leave the coating on one" The nanny who was not mean about it was like, "no, you know what mommy says". Then the nanny counted out six french fries for the little girl. The little girl was negotiating with her over trading in one of the six french friend for one big one she had her eye on. (She was not allowed). The nanny made certain the little girl finished her water before they left. They paid the bill and left. Obviously this nanny is just doing what her employer asked her to do but GASP. She was four or maybe five years old! I thought I would share this observation with you given what I read in the New York Times. I don't think this obsession with food is healthy. I am certain that a four year old bartering for one bigger french fry is not going to end well!