Did anyone watch that HBO special, The Weight of The Nation about the obesity epidemic? I thought it was really good and very informative. Some stuff I already knew, but overall I thought it was very beneficial to see.
I liked having affirmation that I am doing some things right. Like we rarely have sugared drinks in the house. When we do, it's usually leftovers from an event of some sort. This is also because I'm too cheap to buy cases of Capri Sun when we already have water conveniently available right there in the refrigeration door. I'm also proud that my kids don't often eat candy (unless they go to my mom's house and raid her dum dum bowl) or cakes or cookies. They are quite satisfied with grapes, apricots, bananas and other fruits.
One thing that really worries me is how much nutrition my daughter gets. She is ridiculously picky, making almost every meal a head to head battle. My son is no issue, he'll eat anything, but I need to get more creative with the girl. I think I might hit more challenges when she starts school this fall too. Right now she and her brother play outside almost all day everyday, but when school starts she'll be sitting in a desk most of the day. Also, the facts about the contents of a school lunch were sad and it's all because of corporate intervention. For example, I'm sure you all heard about tomato paste being a vegetable. When Alaurie starts school, I'll still have a new baby keeping up all night. My intention is to make her lunch every, or almost every day, but what if I can't keep up. What if all of a sudden she's sitting down all day and eating shitty food?
Not to sound all paranoid and scared. These are just some things that I need to think about. I'm going to be working pretty hard when school starts.