Its no surprise, we’re all talking about it, American children are getting fat. Really fat. With obesity related diseases on the rise, children today are expected to live 10 years LESS than their parents. That’s a whole decade cut off their life because of the food they eat! Kids are not being taught about food in the homes or in the schools. School lunches mostly consist of fast-food oriented grub that’s filled with saturated fats, sugar, and preservatives. French fries are seriously considered to be vegetables. What?
As I listened to Oliver speak, I found myself connecting with the passion and urgency in his voice. It really is life or death. As educators, parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, neighbors…we have to do something to save ourselves and our children’s futures. We can’t leave it to a government (although it would be nice if they got on board), its about us and caring for our families and communities. Teaching kids about food and how to cook is a great first step.