You know what I love? I love that my little girl (who’s 2 1/2) doesn’t really understand the concept of candy. Sure, she’s had a few random pieces throughout her life (thank-you-very-much-mom-and-dad….), but she’s totally not motivated by it.
Like I said, I love it.
The truth is, though, that I’m terrified for her to grow up in a world that markets junk as food. I don’t want her to miss out on fun experiences, or feel like the odd-ball at social functions, but I do want her to learn the value of nourishing real food, and to be able to decipher for herself the fake stuff. Will she eat the fake stuff? Sure. I don’t want to instill nazi-like militant restrictions on her… But I do hope to give her an understanding and appreciation for what nature and God gave us.
And when I have those days where I fear that’s she’ll fall victim to the marketing tactics of the big food companies who only care about their bottom line, I remind myself of the hero kids out there who are taking real food matters into their own hands.
I am reminded that our kids are smart, and many of them are telling the adults that they don’t believe the lies.
These kids get it.
I first saw this short little documentary a few months ago. I thought it was awesome then and I think it is awesome now. This is my hope for the future. I don’t just want to grow healthy kids, I want to grow healthy kids who are willing to search out REAL food and reveal the fake.
How do you teach your kids about real food?