In this world of growing poverty, many children have one hot meal a day and thats 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. Dont 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 doesnt seem to care about this since theyre becoming leaner in school budgets. Wheres the win in this no-win situation? Its the children who will lose no matter what.
Could you eat two apples at a meal? How about 1¾ cups of vegetables, or three chicken nuggets? Ive heard said its a way of getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Well, you can lead horses to water, but you cant make them drink. Itll 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 childs throat is not one of them. Im sure youve 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 dont force-feed them.
Wake up before its too late. If childrens 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 thats 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 were creating more politicians, just what this world needs.
Nancy F. Gossiaux