Friday, January 14, 2011
Eating and walking and living, oh my!
When our children were little we chose restaurants where their favorite foods were served. When our first born was a toddler he refused to eat meat. Yet, at a cafeteria, he wanted to eat all kinds of meat dishes, to our delight and sighs of relief. Cafeterias became our go to place.
My husband is diabetic, so now our diet/food choices are a bit limited. If we want dessert, we eliminate potatoes of pasta or starches from our meal; and even then, we share that piece of cake, so the damage is minimal.
We are now balancing our lives better. We rest, we recreate, we exercise, all knowing that our choices will affect our health so intimately. It took a lifetime for us to learn these lessons.
You'd think that there would be more information on nutrition and life choices in schools. All home economics classes have been eliminated years ago; health information is relegated to short chapters in science or health textbooks.
There is good news on the horizon with the new FDA food nutrition program in school cafeterias. Perhaps, the new generation will be fed better and have fewer health issues in their future.