It is so important for me to provide healthy foods for my kids. My oldest used to be the pickiest eater, but since has opened up to trying new foods. My youngest is going to turn into a chicken nugget any day now. Or maybe a tater tot…I struggle trying to get the little one to eat anything other than the aforementioned foods, it’s amazing.
Since N will try new foods, I make sure that I provide healthy options – organic if possible. The boys both like apple slices so we purchase the bagged organic slices from Costco. N likes strawberries – G will eat blueberries here and there…when I purchase these fruits, they are organic. I am a BIG proponent of purchasing organic fruits and veggies when they are intended to be eaten whole (no skins to remove). (I know that organic food is at times costly, and sometimes not even available).
We have a farmers market locally that I love to bring the boys to. Here they offer conventional and organic items but we usually go for the organic. Besides the hand-churned ice cream and the hay rides (that they love), I ask them to participate in picking out the produce. They love to read the signs and being a part of the process. I try to teach them about the different fruits and veggies, hoping that will entice them to actually want to eat them once we are home!
I’d love to be able to grow my own produce, but I have come to terms with the fact that I have a black thumb, and moved on from that dream LOL.
Congress will soon vote on a new farm bill – the federal measure with the greatest impact on the food we eat. Currently, your tax dollars go to highly profitable agribusinesses that don’t need the help and to people who don’t live anywhere near a farm. The government does very little to help farmers grow organic fruits and vegetables.
Please take the time to sign the petition below. By signing this petition, you are telling Congress that you want your tax dollars to go to programs that help families gain greater access to healthy, affordable food in the new farm bill.
This petition will be sent to Frank D. Lucas, Chairmain of the House Committee on Agriculture and Debbie Stabenew, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
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