?Feed Your Brain states: "In most American households today the standard nutritional quality of an average meal is far below what it was two generations ago."<quoted text>
There is absolutely nothing - zilch - zero wrong with the new public school menu. It generally tastes very good, is nutritionally sound and contains adequate amounts of fiber. So where does the problem lie?
The problem is the vast majority of these kids are conditioned to eat mommy & daddy's junk food beginning from the age they started watching Barney the Dinosaur. The problem is all of this junk food, snacks and over-processed crap in the average American's diet. In most American households today the standard nutritional quality of an average meal is far below what it was two generations ago. Today, fewer and fewer families value "family meal time" as quality time. Almost every parent seemingly has the same story. There is always too many things going on for everyone to be home at the same time to sit down and eat together...unless it's 10:00 PM in front of the TV. Habitual eating later in the evening is a recipe for blood sugar spikes that may lead to diabetes. Eating later often causes sleeplessness and problems staying awake the next day.
The average family shopper over time tends to be purchasing increasingly poorer qualities of food. Unfortunately, because of this continued infiltration of junk food, snack food and expensive, heavily-processed microwavable "meals", many school kids today might get to the opportunity to eat "whole food" in a family type setting maybe a few times a year at certain holidays.
Lots of diet improvements begin in the home if we want our kids to appreciate REAL food at school.
A bite of reality:……Two generations ago an average meal to "really feed the children" was provided by families caring first for their own children's needs while reaching out to the poor through their faith community in prayer to Our Father Who Is in Heaven ...Give US this day our daily bread....and deliver US from evil…..
Then along came the great society with claims to "wipe out the poor" through government intervention, into our homes around our dinner tables, and the "sharing of bread" in our religious and charitable institutions. Along with the “government bread” came the government indoctrination: "You can't build YOUR home and family WITHOUT government assistance; Just trust the government for "bread one day at a time" and You will never have economic opportunity to work for Your dignity of "providing for your own-for your own future." Your government will just “tax the rich”(who, by hiring the poor, offer the poor their ONLY hope for economic freedom from government assistance); then when the government “taxes the rich” down to poverty level, FINALLY life will be FAIR for ALL
No HOPE of working yourself and your family ABOVE the "poverty line" or you will be punished by losing your government "assistance for the poor" ... food stamps and health care for the kiddies. Now what kind of mean old parent will “hurt” the children by not taking a “helping hand” from the government who cares so much for the “poor” that they fold millions more Americans “into poverty “ every years by their failed economic policies of growing bigger and bigger government through high taxation while eliminating private sector jobs because employers simply cannot affort the ever increasing taxes imposed on Americans just because they are “financially successful.”
(But don’t worry…be happy... If you do find yourself and your loved ones "homeless" because you "owe your soul to the company store" you just MIGHT qualify for a free "cell phone" to stay in touch with the great society… don’t worry, be happy….
IF you don’t have a current driver’s license or official photo ID, YOU can still vote for HOPE that this is the election cycle that YOU will get your fair share of “CHANGE” from your “Rich Neighbors'pockets.)