Honestly you need to respect the veiws of the family. This is not your child or your place to refuse to feed her what she is used to.
i agree. its not worth them getting mad at you. if they want to feed her nuggets then nuggets it is. but keep trying to get her to eat fruit too. any bit helps!
I'm in the same boat... vegan nanny, omni family. Honestly, I just do it. I hate it, but I do it. I too am always worried about my job security so I don't push it at all. I don't touch any of it (pour it directly out of the bag and onto the plate, etc). I make "icky" faces whenever I deal with it and they see me eat how I eat. I make a difference where I can (if we're out and about and I need to get her a snack, we pick up fruit instead of meat, ice cream, etc).
But yeah, it sucks. I just graduated from college (for health coaching) so I'll be done with nanny-ing soon (at least as much as I do). However, health coaching presents its own dilemmas lol. Most people (in NC, you're lucky to live in a semi-liberal area) refuse to eat vegan so I'm stuck just recommending more fruits and veggies. God forbid if I get a job as a health coach with an insurance company that has set recommendations that you have to follow >_/p>
I'll say... don't even bother giving them advice.
I have to deal with my whole family, specially my sister raising my nephew as an omnivore (it feels even worse).
I babysit some days/weekends and I don't give the kids meat or dairies. Parents always give me the option of fruits, yogurts, and for dinner noodles with grounded meat and I don't give the kids the meat.
I make the difference by eating the way I eat. People that see me eating at my job (10 bananas, a whole pineapple, mangoes, ...) ask me what do I get for protein and I show them 2 huge crowns of broccoli. :P
Yeah, I think just seeing you eat is exposure enough for anybody who would actually make that change. Like, if somebody is at all close to being vegan, just being around you will be enough of a spark to educate themselves more. This will only be like, 2% of the people you're around. I'm still really struggling with this but it seems that the more you try to educate, the more it turns people off. It sucks lol.
I've struggled with the same thing... I've been trying to view it as an opportunity to improve myself in the sense of letting go what others do. If that makes sense? Knowing that I have no control over their actions and thus, their actions should not have any control over my mind and happiness. I'm still faaaaaaaaaaaaaaar away from success but it helps to focus on that. I think it'll be easier the longer that I'm vegan too. My one year is coming up in about a month :-)