Junk food season, I mean holiday season is upon. With Halloween, we are about to enter what seems like a three-month gorge fest. It will be a none stop barrage of candy, and food coloring. Followed by traditional Thanksgiving through New Year food overload.
Some lucky ducks are gifted with having careers they love, but they don’t always start that way. As awareness of the health benefits from eating plants spreads like wildfire many people are changing career paths to participate. Entrepreneurs are developing new products catering to new tastes, educators are helping inform the public, more vegan restaurants are opening, and the internet is abuzz new websites sharing recipes.
Congratulations fellow parents! We've made it through the summer. Somewhere between the last day of school, camp fires and beach vacations the summer flew by and it's time to send our kids off to school again. A collective celebratory dance is in order. The only caveat is having to make a healthy lunch for the kiddos during the morning rush.
In a sea of dismal health statistics it can often seem the cards are stacked high against parents who are trying to instill healthy eating habits in their kids. The current landscape of nutritional void is too big of a problem for parents to navigate alone.
At every point of contact with food our kids are bombarded with messages to consume more sugar and processed food. TV commercials, restaurants, school cafeterias and social events reaffirm the new norm: faux food is in, real food is out.
The shortest answer is eat mostly plant sourced foods that are packaged as closely as possible to the way nature designed them. Get most of your nutrients from foods instead of pills or powders. I said “most” twice, intentionally. None of us are perfect,