I hope other parents out there are aware that your child, if in the public school system anyway, is being indoctrinated into life threatening nutritional lies. Of course I don't blame the teachers or anything, but it's something to keep in mind as you try to find the delicate balance of teaching your children the truth about nutrition in a way that is respectful of those who are sincerely wrong though their intentions are wonderful. These teachers are just doing their jobs of course, they're not educated in real food.
But somewhere there are many rich and fat men who are at least somewhat aware of the lies they are perpetuating. Adding purposefully addictive ingredients to foods they KNOW has absolutely no nutritional value, foods they KNOW are killing people. I just read an article about the new USDA dietary guidelines (which is pretty much based on the same ideas as the Canada Food Guide) for 2010 on the Weston Price Foundation site and it makes me so angry! How can these people who have so much power and control and influence over how people think about food continue to recommend such horrible food choices???? I feel the food industry is linked with the pharmaceutical industry and they have a very happy money making scheme, the first makes everyone sick, the second drugs and sedates them all so they die slightly more slowly in a semi-conscious state.
What can we do? We can learn, we can teach our family and friends through beautiful delicious nourishing real fresh foods. The way to the heart is the stomach, and believe me, you will win your children, friends, and other family over through fresh raw homemade ice-cream and juicy grass-fed steaks, crispy farmer's market bacon and fresh pastured eggs, hunks of creamy yellow butter melted generously over hot veggies fresh from the garden, sprinkled with real salt, a hot baked potato with lots of butter and thick sour cream.. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take that margarine and fat free chemical laden sour cream!!!! Would you like a chocolate covered granola bar now? How about some tasteless white 'bread' or MSG chips? These 'foods' are not real and once people get a taste of the real things and if they can realize these things are healthy and no guilt should be experienced when eating them, they will choose the real foods easily. EASILY. And we'll all feel better, look better, think better, love better. Honest.
OH, so here's the article called " PROPOSED 2010 USDA DIETARY GUIDELINES --A RECIPE FOR CHRONIC DISEASE" over at the Weston A. Price Foundation that set me off a little. There are some good food guidelines at the end of the article.