Truly Weird Food Groups

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/homemade-lunch-replaced-with-cafeteria-nuggets.html

How is it no one  seemingly  caught the real problem?

Over the last few days, I have looked to find anything which shows anyone angry about the correct issue, which is following….

Let me start from the top: In the real world, the one I habitate, food groups are as follows- fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamin/mineral, water.  These food groups are based on how living organisms (in this case human mammals) break down nutrients for use within the body.

This article treats dairy as a food group – it is not. Dairy can have varying amounts of fat, protein, calcium, etc. Due to dairy having varying amounts of food within them, a slice of cheese is NOT the same as a 2% glass of milk or full fat fresh mozzarella, but I digress.

Part of the problem we have in this country is that most, if not all of you got outraged about the chicken nuggets, which is protein, fat and carbohydrates – and probably too much fat proportionate to protein instead of being angry at a The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services, Jani Kozlowski (who managed to get protein right but classified grain as grain, not carbohydrate with potential for some protein….), the mother, the grandmother, the principal……..and so forth. 

Anyways, back to my point:  we need to learn about nutrition in this country so when Michelle Obama explains fresh foods from the garden, we understand why (carbohydrates with lots of water degrade immediately after picking which grains and nuts can be dried) they need to be fresh. When we talk about the so-called food ghetto deserts in America, we understand it to mean lacking appropriate protein, the right types of fats and fresh carbohydrates with all the vitamins and minerals.

If you were angry about the chicken nuggets, YOU MISSED THE POINT!

PLEASE DO GET ANGRY AND OUTRAGED about the correct issues. Write to the USDA, The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services, the people who work in the school cafeteria, Michelle Obama and so on and so forth and explain you want your child eating properly and well to prevent obesity, diabetes, etc. In order for your child to eat properly and well, we, the adults in this relationship need to use the proper food groups. Stop allowing your government to treat you as if you did not know better and raise the bar – this is about YOUR KIDS.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Ave., S.W.

Washington, DC 20250

and

USDHHS      http://www.acf.hhs.gov/index.html

and

Michelle Obama- Let’s Move

http://www.letsmove.gov/eat-healthy

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