Kid alternatives at BOG?

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  1. RadioFanatic

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    So, I'm going to BOG for lunch once and dinner once. As I have a picky eater who can easily outlast me on the not eating for days if it's not something he can stomach, I'm not really seeing anything on the menu he would like. so I would love to hear from other parents with this issue and what they have done to help with it or what Disney has done to help. I was thinking of bringing in apple sauce cups and maybe buying something from another WDW eatery and bringing it in for him to eat but would love to hear other parent's solutions.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. gwmort

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    My son had a grilled chicken breast and they allowed him to get french fries instead of the pasta side, he enjoyed it and is generally pretty picky.
     
  4. mid630

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    I have the opposite problem.....my son LOVES quiche and is already beyond disappointed that he can't get the veggie quiche with the DDP. So I promised him we'd pay OOP for one. Really wish there was a little more flexibility with the kids menus. Guess we'll figure out something to do with the extra CS credit. :)
     
  5. minnie mum

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    If your child can't eat what is on the menu then you need to take him somewhere where he can eat what's on the menu. There are all kinds of restaurants that serve the crappy junk food that so many parents allow their children to eat. Why must it always be up to the restaurant to come up with alternatives to children with eating problems? And I am most definitely NOT talking about those with actual, real, dietary restrictions. Flame away.
     
  6. RadioFanatic

    RadioFanatic Mouseketeer<br><font color=6d6b70>SO not a jewelry

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    If you actually read my post you would note I asked for suggestions of what I could do that disney would accept. Most restaurants I have picked for him but I'm allowed a choice too. I just didn't want to get in trouble for bringing something in.

    And thank you for commenting on my parenting. I will make sure to do so on a post of yours one day, returning the favor.
     
  7. owl0306

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    seriously! my kids don't eat typical kids meal garbage. I love BOG for its better tasting, healthier options
     
  8. Irishgrl

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    On our last trip my Lo had just tuned 2 as was on one of his hunger strikes.... A lot of the restaurants offered him a bowl of pasta w butter free of charge. However i found that it was easier to feed him before we went to some place he wouldn't eat anything from and than gave him snack while we ate and brought some thing to keep him occupied. Another suggestion is to see if there is something you can just get a side of too. GL!!!
     
  9. meredith1

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    Yeah, I'd agree completely in my prior life before having kids. Easier said than done minnie mum.

    OP-I'd just go and he can eat what they offer. If it doesn't meet his approval well, there isn't much you can do.
     
  10. carolinakk

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    I think you are entitled to bring in whatever you need to bring for your family. I always have snacks and side items (sometimes even full meals) for my kiddos in the diaper bag to supplement meals if needed. We go where the menu sounds good for us as parents first and foremost and just hope for the best with the kiddos. They have a pb&j or grilled cheese, great. If not, who knows maybe she will actually try grilled chicken, or at least not make a face at it ;). Do what you have to do to have fun and all be happy! And never hurts to ask the servers what your options are. If adults can be picky and sub things in and out of their meals why is it such a big deal for kids. They won't be picky forever (we hope). I'm not sure why people get so bent out of shape when we ask about accommodations for picky eaters- we parents need to stick together, we will all have our struggles, right?! :)
     
  11. ttintagel

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    That's my advice, too. If a kid's truly not hungry enough to eat what's available, I wouldn't force the issue.
     
  12. RadioFanatic

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    LOVE your pic - hope we get to do the same!
     
  13. RadioFanatic

    RadioFanatic Mouseketeer<br><font color=6d6b70>SO not a jewelry

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    did you see me complain about the menu? I didn't. I'm really looking forward to it. But I'm not going to (a) waste money on food he is not going to eat; and (b) cause a scene in teh middle of a restaurant.

    I really wasn't asking for parenting digs. Just a question about options to make life a little easier on my vacation. I will fight the food battle, as I do, at home. But I would rather not at a place I want to relax. And he does eat healthy - just not necessarily those items.
     
  14. RadioFanatic

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    thank you very much - this is what I was talking about. I appreciate it.
     
  15. Hopefully

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    Unfortunately, I don't agree that you should bring outside food into a table service restaurant. I think it is actually against health codes, but I could be wrong. I agree with the others who have said that if the menu doesn't work for your party, whether the issue is for a child or an adult, the practical solution is to find a venue that works for all.
    Good Luck
     
  16. carolinakk

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    I'd have to bring food for a baby or toddler just learning to eat finger foods, so I don't think bringing some outside food is an issue. If it was we'd never be able to eat out. It's one thing to bring in a few side things for the kids, but I probably wouldn't bring in a full meal from another restaurant.

    Anyways, running this into the ground won't help anyone so I'm done... At least on this thread :)

    Good luck to all eaters at WDW- picky and non :)
     
  17. mom2of2

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    What i used to do was feed my DS before we went and then just buy him dessert.

    WDW will try to accommodate him but they can't serve what they don't have.

    Bringing outside food into a TS restaurant for a child older then baby food stage isn't something you should really do
     
  18. carly chloe

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    I have to agree that only having about 2 kids choices isn't much. I don't eat meat and they only have 1 choice for that and it's quinoa- which I don't like. So what do vegetarians do? The rest of my family loves meat though so should they be penalized because there not more choices on the menu for vegetarians? I LOVE Beauty and the Beast so I would to experience the dinner meal. It is hard to feed kids along with adults something they don't like. Would they get mad if you make ressies for 5 people but only 3 are going to eat?
     
  19. carolinakk

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    Ok so I lied about posting again :)


    I honestly don't know why me bringing a pbj and applesauce I made at home is a health code violation. Can someone explain? I'm not well versed in health codes. My food is not going into the kitchen, just from my bag to my kids mouth.

    Anyone have specific wording or info on this?

    I only see where it would be a $ issue- they think they are losing $ on an entree. My point on that is, I wouldn't have paid for an entree in the first place since I know it won't be eaten by my kid.

    Seriously though, not trying to beat a dead horse, i just honestly don't understand the health code issue.
     
  20. pixarmom

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    OK, first, many congrats to RadioFanatic on the 2012 1/2 Marathon and good luck with the marathon next month!!! I used to run a ton before kids and now that our middle son (age 12) is into cross country, I have a chance to get into it again and train for the DL 10K! (He's too young for the 1/2 now, but we'll be at WDW for it in 2015!!!)

    So speaking of the original question and our middle son, I once thought he was the pickiest eater ever. Our oldest (13) eats like an adult and our youngest (5) is somewhere in between. So at WDW and elsewhere, we find a mix of places that appeal to everyone. That means that sometimes there is something on the menu for our middle son to love and sometimes not. We don't choose the restaurants based on his pickiness and we don't bring something else for him to eat. And in the end, he is still always happy and has a great attitude. Sometimes he orders a more plain variation of an existing menu item and it's fine. Sometimes he orders a menu item "as is" and doesn't like it much. Now that he's older, he occasionally orders new stuff and actually likes it. And sometimes he tries new stuff and doesn't like it at all, but hey, he tried. We've found that Disney is very accommodating when he orders something plain, although we've never asked to go off-menu completely.

    Raising boys with dramatically different eating styles, I'll just share that I think it will all be OK at BOG. Our middle son will probably order a plain variation of something, and then there will be pizza and hamburgers at the next meal we eat. He's super excited about BOG and isn't letting the menu deter him.

    Good luck with BOG and the marathon!!!
     
  21. RadioFanatic

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    Thank you Pixarmim, I truly appreciate your kind words and know you will get back into it too! Doing these runs got me to start being healthy, starting in 5/11 when I started to train for the 1/2, losing 85 pounds in the process. So BOG is a meal I want to celebrate and I'm doing chef Mickey, garden grill and others I'm not a fan if bc my son is.
     

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