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Words of Wisdom from my 9 year Old Son...

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   11/17/10

Blog Post Series  Cooking  Family  Nutrition  

Learn a powerful lesson about food.

Many of my readers might be thinking, "Ok, as an adult I'm alright with the changes advised in the PURGE PARTY ARTICLE, but my kids would never go for it." With this in mind, I decided to do a brief kitchen interview with a special guest.

This is what my 9 year old thinks about school food which is the epitome of the SAD (Standard American Diet). He gets up every morning and by his own choice, wakes up earlier, to make his own lunch. I was watching him this morning, and decided to ask him in his own words, why he does this. I offer him hot lunch or for him to pack his own, and he almost always chooses to pack his own lunch. Here are his thoughts:

I like to pack my lunch because it makes me feel a lot better in the day. When I eat my lunch it's always better than having all that fast food junk. It's really bad for your system and it always makes my stomach hurt. I feel sorry for my friends that have to eat it.

What did he pack today?

My lunch was a mixed green salad with balsamic vinegar dressing, an apple, and lots of water.

Were you full?

Yeah, I was pretty full. I wasn't hungry for the rest of the school day like I always was with hot lunch.

Interesting, so more calories, yet more hunger... hmmmm!

Oh, and by the way, my 4 year old comes begging when he hears the blender. He loves green smoothies made from lettuce, mango, oranges, and bananas especially! He cries if I only make one for me, so I always make a little extra.

Thoughts to "chew" on. My kids are not aliens, they just recognize that they feel better, fuller, and more energetic with veggies.


Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog
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Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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