I will admit, I was FAR from perfect when it came to feeding my kids prior to 2010. That was before I actually opened a book, watched a documentary, and took action. Times have surely changed in our household, and for the better.
This country is in full out crisis mode with childhood obesity. Americans need to wake up and realize that the children are our future. They will shape the food industry as a whole in the coming decades. We must start with us, the parents or mentors, to make a change. If we teach our child the importance of nutrition and the purpose of food, we can begin to shape their future.
About a quarter of 2-5 year olds and one-third of school-age children (including adolescents) are overweight or obese in the U.S. (Ogden et al., 2012). Want more statistics? Here's the link: Hunger and Obesity in the US
Click on the links below and you will find a lot of helpful information:
Healthy Eating Tips
10 Things Everyone Should Know About Artificial Food Coloring
12 Signs Your Family Has Food Coloring Sensitivity