Consumerized Children – My thoughts

I came up with the term consumerized children as I began to think about my own children and the hassles I have to endure when it comes to drilling the term balanced meal into their heads.

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.

One thought on “Consumerized Children – My thoughts

  1. Financial Bondage

    Hello, Just checking out your archives. 🙂

    I like the snacks you mentioned… today’s kids are getting obese at an early age. Not only because of what they eat, but because they are not very physically active. Playing computer games, watching TV, and web surfing is not exercise. When I was a kid, we played outside nearly every day. Walking, running, or bike riding. We lived on our bikes. Today kids have motorized bicycles. That is lazy in my book. Times they do change, but not always for the better.

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