Because Julieanna is a registered dietitian, (RD), she sees the repercussions of eating this C.R.A.P., (Calorie Rich And Processed Food). The snacks that were provided were loaded with high fructose corn syrup, trans fatty acids, artificial colorings and preservatives. Everyone should be running from this stuff! People accuse Julieanna of being unfair, they think kids should be kids, a little bit won't hurt.....this is so far from the truth!! Forget about 'unfair', this is literally a matter of LIFE AND DEATH.
Eating this way has caused our nation to become sicker than ever. We are not "winning any wars" on heart disease, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer's, strokes, etc, not to mention all the childhood issues that have skyrocketed such as ADD, ADHD, and autism,.....we are at an all time high for these diseases. How can this be? Eating all the processed, chemical laden foods has become 'NORMAL'. Food manufacturers are brilliant in adding all kinds of fat, sugar, salt and all kinds of chemicals to "food" making them very tasty and addicting, (literally addicting), so people go back for more and more and more....
When children are fed REAL food, no artificial or processed ANYTHING, research has shown that's what they will prefer..when offered a cookie or a piece of fruit, they will choose the fruit. When you eat REAL food, then take a bite of a cookie, cake, food prepared from a box, you will actually be able to "taste" the artificial-ness. Believe me, it's true, I am living proof.
We need to END these horrible diseases we have come to believe as being normal--CANCER is not normal, HEART DISEASE is not normal, STROKES are not normal, TYPE 2 DIABETES is not normal, ALZHEIMER'S is not normal..the list goes on and on. I am here to tell you these diseases CAN BE PREVENTED, STOPPED, AND most of the time, REVERSED. However, we need to take the RESPONSIBILITY for making this happen, and it starts with not only us, BUT OUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSIONS, OUR CHILDREN!
I don't know if you can read the caption at the top left...the food labels read: Cheese food, Chemical Helper, Heart Disease Spread, Zero Nutrition Puffs, Colon Cancer Dogs, For Sure Diabetes Drink....This is what I call BRILLIANT! If foods were labeled 100% honestly, that's what we would be reading....all the diseases the food in those packages can cause....it's sort of like side effects from the medications we are told to take, the side effects are usually worse than the initial problem....and the side effects are paragraphs long!
We must start eating lots of foods that have no list of ingredients on them....take a walk around the produce section in your grocery store...no labeling on bananas, oranges, pears, apples, grapefruit, lettuce, kale, mushrooms, red peppers, yellow peppers, green peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, avocados, carrots, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, etc., etc., etc. There are no labels of any of this stuff.
There are so many websites available to us now with all kinds of plant based recipes: ChefAJ'sKitchen.com, Fatfreevegan.com, happyherbivore.com, straightupfood.com, Vegkitchen.com, and many, many more. It's not about eating only lettuce, the choices are endless!!
Pick out some recipes and try them out....anything from making your own salad dressings, (much healthier than the store-bought and soooo much cheaper), to appetizers, soups, breakfasts, lunches, main courses, and, of course, desserts. All healthy, good-for-you dishes.
So, pack your child's lunch bag with foods that have no labels attached to them, (check out my blog from yesterday for lunch ideas), as well as your own lunch bag....you are investing in something much bigger than money could ever buy...YOUR HEALTH!!