It should come as no surprise to anyone that I love desserts. I share plenty of fun treat ideas here on Desert Chica and I doubt that will ever change. I won’t give up on sweets but that doesn’t mean I can’t work on eating less sugar overall. Recently I watched Fed Up, the film that explores the truth about the food industry in an effort to get people eating healthier.
My biggest takeaway was learning about the crazy amounts of sugar that most foods possess, how addictive sugar is and the fact that there is no recommended daily allowance of sugar on food labels. I am not a make from scratch, grow my own food, organic only, crunchy type mom. There’s nothing wrong with those moms but I don’t have the time or skills for that. I think there are plenty of moms that feel the same way as I do but we all can still work on eating more fresh, whole foods whenever possible.
I think knowledge is power and simply realizing that almost EVERYTHING has some sort of added sugar is important. If you haven’t watched the film yet, you should definitely make an effort to see it. It’s available on Netflix right now, or you can rent it on Amazon. The makers of Fed Up are going a step further and want to bring the movie to all kids. They have a kickstarter in place to provide a Fed Up Education Kit to every school in America, at no cost to schools and teachers.
More about the Fed Up Kickstarter:
FED UP, the movie that exposed one of the greatest health crisis of our time and the hidden truth about the food we eat, just launched a new food education campaign. Together with a community of individuals who are passionate about real food and food education in schools, they are creating a Fed Up Food Education Program that will be free for schools and teachers. Head to their Kickstarter page to learn how you can help: http://bit.ly/FedUpinSchools
Kids soak up information like sponges and giving them this knowledge will help them make healthier food choices. I was thrilled this year when our school district implemented a fresh fruit and veggie bar at every school. It’s been a huge hit, kids love having the choice and parents love the healthy options. I am sure our school would love to show the movie and help educate our kids on healthier food choices. In fact, I bet most schools would.