What are your thoughts on letting kids have junk food? My family follows the Weston A. Price diet and we don't keep any junk food, vegetable oil, refined sugar, and other foods we view as unhealthy in the house. I try not to be too uptight about it when we're eating with our extended family. I don't want to offend anyone, but I do make sure our relatives know that it's not ok to give our kids (3 and 1) candy and junk food. The only exceptions are birthday parties, baby showers, etc. and my 3 year old son is allowed to have a little cake and ice cream. Some of our relatives may think we're a little too strict about this, but everyone respects our wishes... except my mom. We've talked about where I'm coming from and she agrees it's a good think for them to eat healthy, but she still tries to give them junk food. At first she would always ask before giving them anything (in front of them), even when she knew I would say no. But now she just sneaks things behind my back or when she's babysitting. It really makes me mad, and I'm to the point I don't even want to let her spend time alone with them anymore. Earlier this week she let my 3 year old have his first sucker (she took him to get his haircut.. without asking first) and I only found out because my son told me about it. I don't feel like I'm depriving them or being unfair. I make them cookies and desserts, so they get plenty of sweet things. And I always make sure they have healthy snacks they can eat at her house. Am I just crazy for thinking kids that like fruits and vegetables are missing out by not getting junk food?