Every year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics uses the month of March to campaign on America’s
eating nutrition attitude. This year’s theme is “Enjoy The Taste of Eating Right”. Stated on the National Nutrition Month® [NNM] site is this line- “Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another.” Duh. You think? Wait there’s more… “While social,emotional and health factors also play a role, the foods people enjoy are likely the ones they eat the most.” Double DUH DUH! Yes, most of us eat the foods we enjoy. I don’t know anyone that consumes any food that , to their taste buds are horrid but they eat it anyway “just for the health of it”. Tho I’m sure they’re out there. The NNM goes on to state, “The campaign focuses attention on the importance on making informed food choices….”.
I totally agree with that last line. Therein lies the paradox .We must be able to make those ‘informed’ choices. We’re not as daft as some may profess. We already know our diet and food attitude needs to provide the best possible nutrition for our health and well-being. But we [Americans] have had those ‘informed’ choices already made for us by a failing food delivery system, historic low wages and an indifference to real food reality.
It’s about time to address solid solutions to America’s nutritional needs. Physically , socially and emotionally.
By the by, read WA Gov. Inslee’s proclamation for NNM- WA Proclamation – 2014 .
My response to the Gov. – ‘An estimated 440,000 kids in Washington state—one-quarter of all children—are food insecure, meaning they don’t have adequate, nutritious food on a regular basis.’ – How does that taste?
More at: WA Hunger Facts
Busy work keeps em busy,eh.
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