Junkfood Science: Milkshake Friday

October 19, 2007

Milkshake Friday

After an intense week, milkshake Friday sounds great! This spoof was sent to me by a homeschooling Mom and makes a light-hearted way to cap this week’s news. When we allow ourselves to get caught up in the beliefs that food is more than simply nourishment and energy, it makes eating seem so hard and the stuff of experts and requiring continual diligence to do “right.” Milkshake Fridays remind us that food is just food, it's not hard to eat the variety to meet our body's needs, and it is even fun and tastes good!

Angela Paul, a scientist and homeschooling parent, writes:

Home Eating a Threat to Public Kitchens?

State Allows Growing Trend of Eating At Home

After much heated debate on the house floor, legislation was passed today to allow a growing number of families to cook meals for their families in their homes. The children must have annual physical examinations to assure proper growth and weight gain. Attempts to require weekly meal plans and monthly kitchen inspections were voted down.

A spokesperson from the National Association of Nutritionists (NANs) condemns this decision. "These children are being denied the rich socialization and diversity that is an essential part of the eating process. Without the proper nutritional background, it is impossible for the average person to feed their own children. We, as child advocates, see this as a step backwards and speak out for the sake of the children who cannot speak for themselves."….

The rest, including information about the Home Eating Legal Defense Association (HELDA), here.

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