Posted by Andy Petranek : Friday, Apr 07, 2006
When you're hungry and it's time for a meal or snack, what do you choose to eat? I can tell you that 7 out of 10 Americans either choose to skip meals, or when they do eat, they eat meals that are calorically dense, composed mainly of processed and refined carbohydrates, sugars, fried foods, junk food, soda, or food that is so overcooked it has the nutrient value of cardboard!
How do I make such a claim - that 70% of Americans eat this way? Simple. It's the same number of Americans that are overweight or obese. And what is the impact? Time will tell, but it is already having an impact on our future generations - 17% of our children under the age of 19 are obese - up from 14%, 5 years ago! Check the article on Web MD.
We all have a responsibility to ourselves, our families and our kids - set the example and make good choices - be responsible.
Try this: At your next meal, make ONE better choice. One meal at a time, we each can make a difference!