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Food Revolution t.v. show

I am going to give myself a bit of a detour here.  I’ve been doing a lot of inside/out work for my Weight Loss Purpose Statement.  I am continuing that project and will continue to post about it after I’ve given more thought and consideration to the next step.  In the meantime…..

I’ve been watching the new television show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” on ABC.  I love it.  If you haven’t watched it, check it out. The premise of the show is that Jamie Oliver, a chef, went into a town (Huntington, West Virginia) and promoted healthy meals for kids in the elementary school. They were eating pizza for breakfast!! He also worked with a family that ate nothing but processed foods, were all very overweight including a 12-year old boy that was over 300 pounds and a future diabetic.

If you need a shot of motivation, watch it. In one episode, he shows what they make chicken nuggets out of.  Disclaimer – if you want to continue eating processed chicken nuggets, do not watch this show. After watching it, I won’t be eating chicken nuggets probably ever (not that I did but now I definitely won’t)!!

I am glad that this show is airing. It promotes healthy eating for our kids. He goes to an elementary school in West Virginia and introduces healthy, fresh foods for school meals. Jaime went around a classroom holding up fresh vegetables and the kids couldn’t identify them! It is an excellent show.

One of my sons eats healthy but the other one prefers to live on peanut butter & jelly, pizza and scrambled eggs. He won’t eat vegetables without a major hassle. I have taped the show but also found it on the Internet so we will be watching it as a family, including my younger son.

Our school district focuses on “healthy lunches” for kids. Ha!!  I look at the menu and it isn’t my definition of healthy. Plus, the cooking and preparation are lousy. I’ve went to school to eat lunch with my sons and the vegetables were mush, plastic-looking/tasting with strange aftertastes and many of the items weren’t very tasty. I applaud this show because if our kids grow up with healthy eating habits, hopefully they won’t struggle growing up with the medical, physical and emotional damage of being obese or morbidly obese.

I have to admit that as I watch the show it gives me additional motivation to stay on track and continue my own healthy lifestyle habits.

If you want to watch it from the beginning, all four episodes are there.

Believe In Yourself,
Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Coach
Certified Back On Track Facilitator

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