Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fact or Fiction: School lunch programs equal child abuse

Childhood obesity is a worldwide epidemic with about 22 million children (under age 5) - overweight. In the United States, one out of every three kids is overweight or obese causing type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and even cardiovascular disease. How do most policy makers, school officials and food industry CEO's sleep at night? Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food (NYCHSF) introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community. Discover what a difference you can make in the lives of our children. We do NOT have to feel helpless in these challenging times. Visit: and enter your email for FREE show details + a FREE gift! Conventional medicine gets its business from school cafeterias The typical school lunch consists of: a hot dog; macaroni and cheese; canned green beans; sugary fruit cup and chocolate milk. In other words, in just one meal, our kids are eating over 1,000 calories with over 2,200 grams of sodium and almost 60 grams of simple sugars. This translates into future heart attacks, strokes and cancer patients that only benefit the profit-seeking pharmaceutical-medical cartel. To make matters worse, tight school budgets result in the reliance on "commodity" foods. (food provided by the federal government - for free). Many of these commodity foods include: pink slime beef (ammonia toxic); pus-filled dairy and hormone-saturated eggs. Can our kids ever be healthy fueled by chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, pizza, and hamburgers? The NaturalNews Talk Hour begins this Thursday evening at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern, and registration is FREE. Click this link - and enter your email for FREE show details + a FREE gift! Healthy solutions for healthy kids According to the New York Coalition for Health School Food, there are many ways to improve the food given to our children within the school system. Here are the top (6) suggestions for creating change in our schools: 1. Implement a free "Morning Wakeup Call" program. Kids would hear a healthy message - every day - like: "Try to find foods that don't have ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated fats, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. Enjoy your day, the healthy way!" 2. Add a healthy whole foods (plant-based) meal to the menu - every day. 3. Add a salad bar that features fresh fruits and vegetables. 4. Eliminate deep and flash fried foods and other highly processed foods. 5. Implement a Farm to School program - both in and out of the cafeteria. 6. Get rid of junk food vending machines and the use of food as rewards in classrooms, and instead offer a fresh fruit and vegetable snack program. Source -

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