I had a phone call from a Texas mom last week. She was concerned about the interaction she had with her child’s camp director at the end of the summer and wanted my professional opinion on it. Her seven year old had attended a day camp for six weeks. He adored this camp and so did she. She had no complaints…except one. Every single day after camp the kid was given a bright red, green, yellow or purple frozen pop as a snack. She knew those frozen pops had high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and preservatives.
- Write a letter to the director and her supervisors and anyone else you can find in the organization with your concerns about the pops.
- Be absolutely lovely in that letter, but provide solid references and research explaining the concern with the ingredients. (I gave mom some support references)
- Offer many cold snack ideas
- Hold on tight. See what they say.