The deck is stacked against those who want to be healthy. We have to work extra hard in our current food environment in order to make good choices. Each and every one of us has to do something to influence change.
Used to, it wasn’t required to wear a seatbelt. It wasn’t required for children to be in car seats. People were encouraged to smoke because it was GOOD for you.
Sounds ridiculous, right?
That’s exactly what’s happening now in the food industry. What’s going to happen before we start to say “wow, what were we thinking?”. It’s up to us, my generation, to teach ourselves and educate our kids, on how we should be eating. Our children are expected to be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. Can you believe that?
From the documentary “Fed Up“: “What if every can of soda came with a warning label from the surgeon general? What if fast food chains were banned from all public schools? What if every time you look at a nutrition label, you’d actually see the percentage (of daily intake) next to sugar? What if every time a celebrity sold a soft drink, they also had to pitch a vegetable?”
This is what our school lunches look like right now:
This is SO much more than just getting off the couch more often. It’s more than avoiding M&M’s in the checkout lane.
It’s about getting back to basics. Reading labels. Cooking from scratch. Planning ahead. Cooking REAL food. People make time for what they want. Is your family’s health important enough for you to make time for it?
The first steps are easy. Buy, grow, cook real food. Does it look like it came from the ground, or does it have a long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce? You vote with your fork with every bite you take. How are you voting to make change a reality?