Apparently, not enough people.
I've been in the answers section for a while and I'm just amazed at the general attitude of some ladies. Some of the questions have been on processed foods, canned 'meals', etc. 'As long as they're fed, who cares?' seems to be the common theme.
I don't feed my son as healthy as I'd like to and I can admit to this. I can't afford to feed him everything organic, I don't have my own garden and I depend on foods I find at the grocery store. What I DO do, however, is make the best decisions I possibly can. This includes reading labels, going to my local farmers market, cutting on sugars, processed foods, etc. I care about what my son eats. I don't want him to develop eating disorders, diabetes, obesity, etc.
I make ALL our meals at home, I cook everyday. Eating out is a treat around here. Even when I was working full time I would cook dinner every day. The slow cooker (crock pot) became my best friend. Making large portions of meals and freezing for later use proved to be a step in the right direction. Learning to make meals that required little cooking is especially a life saver during the summer. Salads, soups and sandwiches don't take a lot of work and the possibilities are endless.
That non-chalant attitude of 'as long as they're fed, who cares' actually saddens me. I would give ANYTHING to be able to feed my son a diet that I knew was 100% perfect and healthy but I can't. Just this week, I had to do the majority of our grocery shopping at the dollar store. Fortunately, they carry fruits and veggies and I was able to pick up quite a few things. They had organic rice milk with no carageenan (score!) and whole grain bread (double score!)
I know budget has a lot to do with some of the decisions made. But, there is zero doubt in my mind that laziness has a lot more to do than people admit.
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