We should give the kids what they should get and what we think they should have. And if they don’t like it, they’ll get used to it. – Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver was the Ted Prize winner for 2010. His inspirational, impassioned presentation on why we need to change the way we eat has, in my opinion, really challenged individuals, families, and companies to start thinking about what we eat. And it starts with what we feed and teach our children.
Here is a clip from the show:
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, is returning for a second season Tuesday, April 21. However, there is a sneak preview on Sunday, March 21 10/9 central and the 2 hour premiere on Friday, March 26 8/7 central.
Cathy | Treatment Talk says
Wonderful that Jamie Oliver is so concerned about children’s health.
G Martin says
While they didn’t serve flavored milk in the school cafeteria when I was growing up, my parents did let us have chocolate or strawberry flavored milk. It didn’t kill us. We’re all still alive and well.
What we DID have in the schools was recess and physical education classes, both of which have been dropped by some of the schools today. It’s amazing what can happen when children are allowed to have the opportunity to get some exercise during the school day.
The flavored milk contains a ton of sugar which is just empty calories. By itself it may not kill you, but it is a part of a much bigger problem, childhood obesity. You’re right that children should be getting more exercise than they are. They are also consuming way too many calories, especially empty calories that have no nutritional value. Removing the flavored milk as an option would help reduce the amount of empty calories that they are consuming on a daily basis.
I agree flavored milk won’t kill you. I, too, had flavored milk growing up. However, when I did have it — it was a TREAT. That extra sugary explosion became something special not a regular item on the day’s menu.
Yes, physical activity needs to be embraced and kids need to play: outside.
It is so important to teach our kids healthy eating habits! Thank you for sharing 🙂
What amazes me is that it has more sugar than pop. They definitely should not be feeding it to kids. Great video!
I agree! My fiance and I discuss how we plan to teach our future children about the importance of nutrition. Of course, the first step will have begin with me curbing that sweet tooth. LOL
Thanks! Also those bottles of chocolate milk are sometimes 1.5 to 2 servings so double the sugar!