Thursday, March 25, 2010

You are what you eat.

We interrupt this usually self absorbed journal to talk about Jamie Oliver and his reality show on ABC.
As a new parent who realizes her child will someday go to school, I find the food and the USDA guidelines for the food schools serve our kids atrocious.
It is sickening and I felt complete shame that a man who isn't even an American is the one pushing this forward to the general public. I'm also sorry for the kids who were depicted as I honestly feel they don't know anything but processed foods and because of such find nothing wrong with what they are eating day in and day out.
Some folks may laugh at me for waking up in the wee hours to make my toddler's meals but after seeing that show, I know I'm doing something right.
After seeing that show, I'm fairly certain I plan to continue to make my child's meals for as long as I can.
By the way, if you haven't seen Peter Jenning's special on Food, check it out here. It is eye opening.