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What Will Kill Our Children

This post is linked to 30-Minute Blog Challenge @ Steady Mom.

It is estimated that one out of every three children in the United States is obese.  It is an epidemic.

This video is one of the absolute best I have seen in making this real.  Please, please watch even just a few minutes.  Jamie Oliver is now on my list of favorite people.  I love his message, I love his delivery (he is funny!) and I hope as many people as possible can view this video.  Please share this with those you love.  Share it on facebook, email it, tweet it-get the word out and save our children!

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  • Kelly
    March 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Awesome- I’m passing it along! I could go on and on about this subject…thanks for sharing this!

  • se7en
    March 10, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Fabulous!!! Some people have what it takes to change a world view!!!

  • Destri
    March 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    You know this is one of the biggest things I worry about. Not so much justmy own kids but the nation as a whole.
    Especially because people are going about it all the wrong way in trying to fix it.
    Limit your kids juice, give them water, let them go outside and play, turn off the tv, do not put them on slimfast!!! Advocate for better food in our schools!!!! Have you seen what kids in the French school system eat?! It is like a five star restaurant menu. They are teaching them how to eat, and to expect good food.
    Amy I would love if you did a How-to Sunday post on how you have changed the way your family eats, you have done a fabulous job.

    Thanks for the video, I love it.

  • amandab
    March 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I love Jamie and watched his series on changing school lunches in England with much sadness. I hope he achieves everything he sets out to. He is an incredible person.

    I try to give my daughter healthy food, but lunch is a failing, full of processed meats. Sure, I can get some cheese, tomatoes and cucumber on there, even some fruit, but I hate the processed meat. She shops with me so she knows to ask for it. If tried giving her roasted chicken meat, but she turns her nose up.

    Having said that, I was so happy last night when she looked at her bowl of spaghetti with rocket, tomatoes and pesto and said “Yumm! I’m going to eat all of that!” (She didn’t, but she did a good job, and I try not to set her up with the idea that she has to eat everything on her plate, especially if she is full). The fact that the fruit and veg section of the supermarket is like an amusement park for her and she can name everything there (or if she sees something she doesn’t know she asks “Dragonfruit?!”).

    I am lucky. It takes work, but not much. It’s part of caring and sharing. It’s fun to touch foods, smell them and try them. It’s play. How do so many people miss that?

  • Laurie Mitchell
    March 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Wow! I agree Amy that everyone needs to hear this. He really is able to inspire those to eat better; if not for ourselves, but for our children. Thanks for sharing!

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