Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tuna Detox

"Hi, my name is Ellie and I am a tuna addict".

That's what Ellie might say. Today she told me it was her favorite food in the whole world. Lucas picked nuts (??). I knew she would pick tuna.

I know you have to be careful how much tuna a child, or anyone for that matter, consumes. So, I decided to look up the guidelines. Ellie probably eats 2 cans a week on average. For her age and weight, it is recommended that she only eat half a can per week. Uh oh!

Of course, I decided to torture myself and look up Mercury Poisoning. That lead to pictures of "Minamata Disease" where thousands of people became disfigured and died from mercury in shellfish. I started picturing Ellie with a third arm and all sorts other stuff.

Have you ever done that? Looked up some benign symptom like a headache and all of a sudden you have a brain tumor? I need to step away from Google.

So now I guess we are on tuna detox. This will not be easy, my friends. This girl loves her tuna.

3 comments:

Jessica

Good luck with that! Can you switch her to canned chicken or something? At least it still comes in a can. :)

grandma

Oh! dear!---I hope her uncle reads this---he's a 1-can-a-day guy!
A 'Tuna Day' once a month marked on a calender might be worth a try.
Guess Sushiland is now off the map!
Good luck.

Vicky

Poor Ellie! First the hives from going out in the snow, now no tuna. :(
I agree with Jessica, canned chicken. Or how about organic tuna? If there is such a thing. :)

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