I’m pretty passionate about food. Real food.
I know from experience what a difference it can make to just NOT. EAT. CRAP.
I know from experience what it’s like to make the switch from eating a typical, crap-filled American diet to eating mostly whole, real, organic foods. It’s not the easiest thing I’ve ever done, but it certainly isn’t the hardest.
I know from experience how often crap is shoved at my kids from every direction, and unless I want to look like a big jerk, I just pretty much have to keep my mouth shut and hope they have heard me talk about this topic enough that that they make a good choice on their own.
Sometimes they do, and I want to do a little victory dance. Sometimes they don’t and I have to grit my teeth as my children stain their mouths rainbow shades while eating artificial-food-coloring-preservative-and-chemical-laden-garbage.
Here’s what I believe in a nutshell:
You are what you eat. Every bite of food you take can either make you healthier or make you gradually grow sick–there are no neutral bites. Don’t we owe it to our kids to teach them how to make good choices and fuel their bodies with nutritious (and still delicious) food, instead of letting them eat slow poison in the form of pseudo-food?
I think this article Kids Aren’t The Problem. Parents Are. pretty much nails it on the head–and I think you should read it.