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Gino D’Acampo SLAMS parents who allow their children to be picky eaters naming them ‘morons’ and ‘idiots’

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D’Acampo suggests the parents should train their kids to finish off the food given to them as though they were puppies.

 

Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo referred to parents who allow their children to be picky eaters as “morons and idiots.”

 

The TV star also stated that he did not believe children could become picky eaters on their own, but instead blamed parents for not training their children “like puppies.”

 

While on the Netmums podcast Sweat, Snot and Tears The Family Fortunes host said that he thinks children can be prevented from getting bad eating habits by being forced to eat what’s on their plate.

 

“When people talk to me about fussy children with food and ask me, ‘What do I think?’ I tell them there is no such a thing as a fussy child. There isn’t,” he said.

 

“But there is a thing about moron parenting. By moron, I mean idiots. A child doesn’t grow up fussy, it’s not possible. It’s the parents.”

 

The 45-year-old went on to say that he believes parents can’t be bothered to ‘fight’ with their children when they refuse to eat something placed in front of them, or “can’t be bothered to see their children go to bed without having any food,” so they let them get away with it.

 

The chef also revealed that if his youngest child, Mia, 9, does not eat her dinner, she will be sent to bed, and the next day she will be offered the meal she turned down the night before for breakfast.

 

“If you’re not hungry because you aren’t eating the ravioli, that means you can’t eat anything,” he said.

 

“Tomorrow instead of milk and cornflakes, what is she going to find on the table? The same ravioli that was there last night.

 

“You only have to do it once.

 

“Of course, they will eat it because what they don’t want is to have the same ravioli at dinner time.”

 

Gino and Jessica have two more children, Luciano, 19, and Rocco, 16.

 

He claims that using this method encourages his children to eat their dinner the first time it is served to them.

 

Not everyone agreed with the celebrity chef, including Loose Women panelist Janet Street-Porter, who described Gino’s parenting style as “dictatorial and bullying.”

 

“I grew up in a house where my father was a bit like Gino D’Acampo. If we didn’t eat what was on our plate, we had to sit at the table till we’d finished it.”

 

She added, she really hated her dad nagging her.

 

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McDonald’s Mondays: How to get a 99p Quarter Pounder Today

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Fans of McDonald’s can enjoy some breakfast and lunch meals for just 99p today as the fast food chain slashes its prices for one day only, marking the return of McDonald’s Mondays.

The fast-food chain’s regular McMuffin will be reduced from £2.29 to just 99p during the breakfast window, which ends at 11am.

Quarter pounders with cheese will also be available for less than £1 on the lunch menu, saving customers £2.20!

The deal is limited to one per person and is only available via the offers section of the McDonald’s app until midnight.

Then just choose how you would like to collect your order via Drive-thru, click and serve, takeaway or in a restaurant.

The cheap deals come as part of McDonald’s weekly Monday offer, which returns today (9 May).

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Shoppers Call For Chicken Kiev’s Rename

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Shoppers have called on UK supermarkets to stand with Ukraine by renaming chicken kievs ‘chicken kyivs’ to show solidarity with the country as it battles Russian invaders.

‘Kiev’ was the standardised spelling for the city under Soviet rule, but recent Russian aggression has seen more Western institutions heed calls to abandon it in favour of the Ukrainian alternative.

The UK Government has been referring to its embassy as being based in ‘Kyiv’ for years. With ministers also increasingly using the new pronunciation.

Ukraine’s capital is known as Київ in Ukrainian and Киев in Russian. Both terms do not have a direct translation into the alphabet, with Kiev, Kyiv, Kyyiv or Kiyev all being possibilities.

But the spelling ‘Kiev’ is intrinsically linked with the old USSR due to its widespread use by the British and Americans while the city was under Soviet rule. This continued after independence in 1991, until ‘Kyiv’ was legally approved by the Ukrainian government.

It was not until the Maidan uprising of 2014 the issue hit the public consciousness, with the ousting of pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych and the creation of a new administration seeking closer ties to the West.

Young Ukrainians see ‘Kiev’ as a relic of the Soviet past, and this view is now shared by the government, which launched a ‘KyivNotKiev’ campaign in 2018.

Do you think the outdated spelling and name should be changed?

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McDonald’s cuts prices by 20% for the week

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The burger giant McDonald’s is treating it’s customers to a 20% discount on all menu items until Sunday (27 February).

McDonald’s lovers are able to enjoy the deal so long as they order their food in a specific way.

Customers must order via the app to either pick up in store, click and collect or drive through.

The offer can be found under the ‘deals’ section on the app.

As an example, although prices can differ slightly, fans of the popular fast food takeaway can tuck into a Double Big Mac for just £3.35 rather than £4.19.

However, to avoid being disappointed, customer’s mustn’t expect the discount if they are coming into store or using a third-party service such as Uber Eats.

For customers who haven’t got the app yet, they can take their time before taking advantage of the deal.

A 20% price reduction is available for customers first app order.

The deal can be used at anytime in 2022, but it must be within 21 days of registering.

 

 

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