Kids new Fast Food


When parents and kids discover the shocking ingredients in the meals at their favorite Fast Food place, they understand why there is a rise in diabetes, obesity, allergies, and other diseases. Sugar, artificial chemicals and colorings, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and saturated fat are not ingredients to grow a healthy kid. With organic fruit and veggies growing in containers on their patio, kids can get food fast by picking an organic fig from the tree or tomato from the bush. Buying organic at the store is expensive.  Large industrial organic farms continue to grow large monocultures of organic greens all over the world, bag them in plastic, and ship them 8,000 miles to big box stores, such as Walmart and Costco, leaving giant carbon footprints. Kids can grow a container of salad greens near the kitchen that bring the most nutrients possible from the foods, since plants deliver their full nutritional value when eaten fresh, and pick the outside leaves for dinner. Kids can get fresh organic in season produce at their local Farmers Market, where its fun to talk to the farmers that grow the food.  Families can also join CSA programs and pay the farmers upfront each season for a weekly delivery of fresh produce. Kids get great satisfaction growing their own food in a patio, school, or community garden and develop a feeling of connection to the land and their neighborhood.

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  1. distancewide says:

    I just had a discussion with my brother and his wife on better food shopping and cocking. It’s so very important but lots of families don’t care or think about what food to shop for and where “

    1. Set an example for your brother by going to the Farmer’s Market and growing herbs in a kitchen window!

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