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Monday, April 29, 2013

We are the Food Police!

Ahhhhhhhh.....the wedding is over!!!  My sis just got married last wedding and I swear I did and spent more than my own wedding!
Anyway onward!  So we are getting all the bikes ready and will be making our annual bike ride to church just in time for Mothers Day.  Yes ecogeek me only asked my family to take the long 40min ride to church for my Mothers Day gift and maybeeeee some annuals in a hanging basket would be nice too(Hint Hint!!) I love my bike, if I have to chose between my bike and my van I would chose it every time.  Ahhh yes.
So this Thursday I am very excited to be participating in a food related Social Justice group in Fond du Lac. I am hoping this will begin to educate our community to really what they are eating and why it is so important to eat organic whole and real food.  My focus is to perhaps revamp the school lunch program here in town that is need so badly.  Not so much for my own children but rather for the children that ONLY  get food from school.  The reason I feel there is a need is once a week I would join my two youngest children for breakfast.  The balance is really lacking.  So do you think a sweet roll and piece of toast is balance?  Or perhaps a soggy piece of waffle and a piece of toast is?  Oh they have fruit available but hardly none of these kids even pick it up.  This is very troubling to me.  So we have kids that tend my be overweight but undernourished.  This is why it is important.  We are in charge as adults, to care for the children of this community, and I plan to do my best!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How can I afford not too!


Monday, my Mom, her friend Diane, my daughter and I went to a Semina's, a new restaurant in the old Retlaw hotel serving local, virtually all organic food.  My daughter had the grassfeed beef burger, I knew it was as that is what I give my family at home.  I had the free range chicken unwich.  It was wrapped in lettuce!  I love that as I am watching my carbs.  They are doing more and more research and findings all those carbohydrates are really what is making us fat.  But everything in moderation.  Anyway, it was good.  I am giving them a plug because I would really like to see an organic local food movement start in Fond du Lac.  Our fine town has some very picky eaters so having a restaurant go over is big.  Good luck to them and please patronize them.
So when I was having this lovely dinner, my Mom's friend  says to me:  "how can you afford to feed your family organic food?"  I said:  HOW CAN I AFFORD NOT TOO!  Really, with having the knowledge that I have about conventional food laden with artificial colors and flavoring using some word I can't pro nose, high fructose corn syrup, antibiotics,  GMO-genetic modified organisms,  BGH,  vegies and fruit full of pesticides, herbicides and who knows what else.  Really, how can you afford not too.  How could I feed my kids stuff I knew could lead to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity the di-sease goes on and on.  I feel we have an obligation to our creator to take care of the children we created.  It is really caring for the earth as a whole because we are part of the whole.
We all have our priorities, things that we find of importance in our lives, things that we feel we can't live without, and this- good healthy natural living, to me and my family is what I put of great value.
-Namaste