Monday, May 03, 2010

Are you ready for a revolution?

A Food Revolution?

We know the numbers. We don't need to talk obesity and diabetes. The sad fact is American's are unhealthy. And our kids are unhealthy.

Have you seen the state of the school lunches that are served to your children? High calorie, high carb, high fat..and very little good.

At our elementary school alone, a typical breakfast is sugar cereal and toast. Every single lunch has a big dinner roll-to make sure they make up the 800 calories required to put per lunch served (numbers could have changed-they no longer post it on the website!!!)

People blame video games, tv and inactivity to our kids weight gain-but I offer that while that is valid, the way our kids are eating is even worse! Fried greasy foods, juices and dairy milk - why? Why can't our kids drink water with their meals? Why fried chicken? Why not baked? Do kids really need all this fat they are being served? Why aren't they getting good servings of fruits and vegetables? and cobbler is not a fruit serving!

Well, Jamie Oliver wants to change this! He has started a food revolution to encourage change and to save our health through eating good foods. People scoff and ignore it-but why aren't we fighting to feed our kids better?

Sign the petition! Be a voice. Let's get good foods put back into the school and crap taken out!

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