Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Slow Arsenic In Child's 'Healthy Meals'

Save Your Kids Now, While They Are Forming Their Eating And Behavioral Preferences

You love your kids and grandkids. You buy them stuff: food, toys, clothes. You mean the best for their health and quality of life. Don't you?

Have you reminded yourself about what it is in those lunch and fast-food-places' combo meals?

Sure your child needs to be fed. But does the nutrition that comes in a cartoon-embellished box truly serve your child's body's needs?

More often than not, kid's foods – a.k.a. 'happy meals' – offered by the big establishments like McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box and alike, lure little ones by gifting a toy in a brightly colored package. Of course it's hard for our little ones to resist. They will take that food, in that type of package any time.

Well, times are changing. We learn more. We self-educate. We implement. A child's body cannot wait... for good nutrition.

Here are good references to remind you and me of making healthy choices for our kids and ourselves.

Health.com website offers some great reminders for us, grown-ups.

10 Kid-Targeted Junk Foods
Do you think it is ethical to use cartoon characters to market junk, literally junk, foods to your children?

25 Diet-Busting Foods You Should Never Eat
These foods may list all great ingredients in the world. However, when they have two pounds of sugar per serving, is it really good for you?

25 Suprisingly-Salty Processed Foods
Same story here: great ingredients, but something's wrong with proportions per serving plus food preservation mechanism.

You may be interested to read this manifesto by Boyd Jentzsch:
Prevent Childhood Obesity. Save Generation of Kids.

We need to make food marketers stop marketing unhealthy foods – slow arsenic – to kids, using cartoons and other kids-favorite things. How? Just stop buying such products for your child's sake. Stop feeding slow arsenic to your children. Your child does have a chance to grow up with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, on such super-cartoonish diets.

Do you wish the best for your child?

Make your mind and choices now.

Celebrate Your Choice Today

Disclosure: I only review products I believe in. I am not compensated for my opinions.

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