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Change eating habits one fruit at a time


In this world of growing poverty, many children have one hot meal a day and that’s the one the schools furnish. Many parents count on this in order to make ends meet. Now parents have to feed children more to make up the difference in these meals and probably junk food will be the only fill they can afford. Children need protein and fat to grow brain cells. Our job is to nourish them in both mind and body. Don’t break their main support line. Tell your schools, legislators, politicians, anybody who will listen that you want the children to eat well but be satiated in both body and mind.

The government doesn’t seem to care about this since they’re becoming leaner in school budgets. Where’s the win in this no-win situation? It’s the children who will lose no matter what.

Could you eat two apples at a meal? How about 1 cups of vegetables, or three chicken nuggets? I’ve heard said it’s a way of getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Well, you can lead horses to water, but you can’t make them drink. It’ll serve the purpose of cleaning them out, due to the fiber content, if they eat this way, but there goes more of the energy they need for growth. Who is thinking this is smart?

If you want children to eat more vegetables, you have to start with the parents; educate them.

There are smarter ways of bringing about change, but stuffing change down a child’s throat is not one of them. I’m sure you’ve heard “to eat an elephant you have to start with one bite at a time.” Well, with children, you teach them slowly maybe one vegetable or fruit at a time. Fix them different ways and allow them to try new things but don’t force-feed them.

Wake up before it’s too late. If children’s brains are not being fed properly, what happens to their ability to learn and make decisions for their future and the future of the country? Maybe that’s the idea. Raise a bunch of weak brainers who will go along with anything and never think for themselves again, unable to solve miniscule problems without causing a war.

Sounds like we’re creating more politicians, just what this world needs.

Nancy F. Gossiaux


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