Big bucks are being spent on marketing unhealthy foods directly to children. What are parents to do? Learn how and what is being done, find ways to counter the commercials that make kids want to eat unhealthy foods and in the process market fruits and veggies to kids. We may not have more money than big food corporations, but we have the advantage of time with, love for and commitment to the health of our children.
Watch Helpful Shows
On Fruits and Veggies
The premise behind this tip is that children are greatly influenced by what they watch. Here are some favourites:
Grocery Store Wars – a long time fave showing the on-going fight between Organic and Conventional Produce, this short video is not only for Star Wars fans.
Kids Prepare and Eat Kale Salad – maybe inspire your kids to make their own and eat it too
For young kids: ‘2 Fruits, 5 Veggies‘ song with dance movements kids can follow along
For older kids, a fun ‘rap’ song on Raw Foods by Sergei Buotenko of The Raw Family
An 11 year old homeschooled boy tackles Organic Food and Farming on TED
The Raw Family site has a lot of great videos too
The Raw Food Media has a few videos with raw food kids
Videos for older kids and adults:
The Cove on toxins in fish
Blue Vinyl on toxins in animal products
Food Matters and yes it does!
Food Inc on conventional and organic farming practices