My definition of Consumerized Children regarding food: today’s kids who believe that all food consumed comes from boxes or colorful packages (forget home-cooked food from scratch), that foods are “naturally” high in fat & sugar, Fruit roll ups is a fruit group, vegetables are non-existent, and dinner should be take-out or fast food.
Here is the problem: 1) its high in all the crap the body doesn’t need, especially a growing child and 2)it’s Expensive!
It drives me crazy! Especially my daughter who tries to be a Junk food fanatic.
I need help with the Brown Bag Lunch for children. Have any ideas of “brown bag” foods kids truly like?
Here is the common lunch in my house at this time:
Ham sandwich, bag of chips, applesauce cup, fruit rollup and H2O
Snacktime: white popcorn
Okay, so on paper…it doesn’t sound that bad. But I would rather like to omit the fruit rollup & bag of chips.
So this week, I am going to try a medley of snack stuff consisting of: cheerios, mini-pretzels, m&ms;, and raisins. It’s cheaper by the batch and sounds yummy. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Fact: did you know that arterialsclerosis (that heart clogging artery stuff) previous starts its build up at age 13. But now, along w/ our obesity problem, it starts at age 9! Eeks. That is truly something to worry about.