If locavore, organic, gluten-free, free range, tenderly massaged on a daily basis, sung to sleep at night animals and vegetables isn't on your priority list, well, perhaps it ought to be.
Did you know that :
- “Americans enjoy the cheapest food supply in the world, spending the smallest share of their income on groceries of any country.” (Source: Chicago Tribune Reporter)
- “No other nation on the planet spends as much as we do on medical care.” (Source: Robyn O’Brien)
- “People are fed by the Food Industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the Health Industry, which pays no attention to food.” (Source: Wendell Berry)
Wonder if there might perhaps be some connection between a rise in obesity, a shrinking life expectancy and a multitude of health problems that are connected to our eating environment?
You are what you eat. Your body doesn't make cells out of air and water, it makes cells out of food and the quality of that food has an effect on your quality of life both now and down the road.
I overheard a recently recovered heart attack patient explain that the reason he brought home KFC for dinner was because he was trying to eat healthier. I couldn't help it. My jaw dropped. REALLY? Where the 'L are people getting their information from???!!! I don't think learning bogus food pyramid in preschool really cuts it anymore. We need to inform our children and our culture about the food we eat and the impact it will have on our lives.
You can tell how much a person values a thing by how much time and money they spend on it. High priority = lots of time and money. Low priority = little time and money.
30 min meals and $10 dollar dinner? Drive thru? What are we saying to ourselves? Why are we trying to run our bodies on pink slime and paper?
O.k. so we aren't super hard core at my house. We have snacks. We let the kids eat the candy they get at parties. We sometimes go out for ice cream and sometimes for Chipotle. Sue me for being a hypocrite. All I'm asking as that we take another look at food and find some other place in the budget to save money.
So the next time your children ask what's for dinner, tell them, "I'm making FOOD for dinner tonight, FOOD. and it's going to take awhile ...."