Nature Deva wrote this great post about how food additives have been proven to cause hyperactivity in children. Please take a minute to read it.
I’ve talked about my own struggle with the food I can afford to eat and getting an education and how the two are not compatible. I eat better now than I did when I was a student but that’s because I’m not spending $200 a week on gas and instead the money can go to better food.
In the post I linked to above, I stated by my grandmothers were lunch ladies (for the record, so were two of my aunts. I plan on being a lunch lady someday myself to carry on that tradition =). They watched the manner in which the food was prepared change radically. When both Nanas started their jobs in the late 50s to early 60s, the “Girls” (that’s what they called their fellow workers) came in around 6am to start cooking lunch from scratch. By the time Nana C. was fired (for being too old. She and all the other Girls sued, got their jobs back. Nana wouldn’t go back because she didn’t want to work for “that man.”) in the mid-80s, everything she served was preprocessed. Also, she went from being a town employee to an employee of a private company, one which changed hands a number of times before she was fired. I think she was a employee of Stouffer’s in the end, but don’t quote me on that.
So riddle me this: how can the US claim to be a nation which puts their children first when, in fact, they don’t? The US feeds their children poison food every single day. Then medicated them with more poison for obedience sake. Are parents ignorant of what’s going on in the schools their children attend or do they deliberately ignore the signs and symptoms their children exhibit? I’m not a parent so someone who is please enlighten me. And please explain why you send your kid to a school you *know* is feeding them substandard food. Because, you know, I just don’t get it.
On a semi-related note, take a look at this photo spread. Note how there aren’t many veggies on the table of the “Americans.”