Saturday, April 10, 2010

Revolutions and Pop Stars

Sometimes I can't believe the changes a child brings. Not one part of your life is left unchanged. Some good and some bad, but at the end of the day it's always worth it.

Every show you watch or news story you hear becomes relevant in some way. Jeremy and I have been hooked on a new show called Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution if you haven't seen it, click on the name and you can watch full episodes. Basically Jamie Oliver is a chef who plans to change the world through food. He has already changed the food in public schools in the UK, and now he is coming to the US in hopes of changing the way kids eat in school.

The show is eye opening to say the least. And it's also really sad. He is fighting lazy school cooks who say cooking from scratch "takes too long" and kids who have been fed processed chicken nuggets, pizza and nachos their whole lives. Kids that think a tomato is a potato, and have no idea what broccoli is. DOn't get me wrong, I don't plan on going overboard and only allowing organic, and no sugar ever. But I can say that I will be a lot more aware of what goes into my childs body. If the school system keeps the food they have now, my daughter will have a packed lunch everyday. I want my kids to understand food, to know what things are made of and what is good, and bad.

Another show that I like, Jeremy wont watch this one, is Jessica Simpsons The Price of Beauty I will be the first to admit that I am terrified for my little girl. I hate to be that mom that talks about society and hollywood. But it is so true, when people are saying that Jessica Simpson is fat just because she is in a size 4 instead of a size 2, it scares the living crap out of me. All I can do is make sure she is healthy and hope she knows that it's not about what size you are, but how you feel and how healthy you are.

I would love everyone's input on this, what is important to you and your childs health and how will you deal with society and weight issues?
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