Feeding Our Children

Found this on a wall in an elementary school cafeteria. Tragically, this is everywhere. Pushing junk food begins as early as possible, brainwashing innocent children’s minds with a strong belief that eating junk food is the norm.

Meanwhile:
—>Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
—>Among kids in America aged 20 years or younger, about one-quarter of 1% (215,000 people) have diabetes.
—>Prevalence of developmental disabilities (including autism, ADHD, etc.) has increased 17.1%—that’s about 1.8 million more children with DDs in 2006–2008 compared to a decade earlier.
—>Childhood cancers have increased in the past decades.
Something has to change. We cannot continue feeding our children calorie-rich, nutrient-poor, toxin-infused pseudofoods!

Things Parents Can Do To Protect Their Kids:
—>Always pack healthful lunches, snacks, and other meals when they will be away from home…especially at school or camp.
—>Inspire and educate your friends, fellow parents, kids’ sports team coaches and parents, teachers, and schools, with information, healthy food options, recipes, and by refusing to support junk food pushing.
—>Role model healthy eating with your children.
—>Teach your children how to shop for, prepare, grow, and enjoy delicious healthful food. Get them involved as much as possible and talk about why certain foods are healthy and others are not.
—>Stay informed and get vocal whenever possible. Vote with your dollar at the store and at restaurants

Resources: 
Redefining Normal 
Michele Simon’s Whitewashed
CDC Children and Diabetes
CDC on Developmental Disabilities Prevalence
Ways the Dairy Council “Educates” Healthcare Professionals and Kids
Corporate Sponsorship Expose by Dietitians for Professional Integrity
Corporate Sponsors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Corporate Sponsors for American Academy of Pediatrics
PCRM’s Vegetarian Kid Nutrition
VRG’s Feeding Vegan Kids
Plant-Powered Kitchen for Delicious, Healthy Recipes

2016-11-29T15:11:14+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Nutrition, Social and Environmental Issues|