There are so many stories about food in the news. The pyramid that’s been converted to a plate diagram and redesigned nutritional labels with realistic serving sizes. I’d once thought that I wanted to be a nutritionist. Then I had to complete a weekly meal plan assignment in college. That’s when I knew that I didn’t want a life, with family and a career, revolving around food, calories, portions, etc.
One recent headline read: “Why half of Wal-Mart’s Groceries Are Banned by Whole Foods.” Foods that are banned because the ingredients are “unacceptable.” Not just the Ingredients found in blatant offenders like farmed seafood and fried pork rinds, but the ones in unsuspecting foods like Wal-Mart’s whole-wheat bread.
Most families don’t shop at Whole Foods. It’s expensive. Even Target (tar-ZHAY) is upscale. Whenever I hear “experts” say that eating healthy is affordable must shop with different money than me or may not have as many mouths to feed. They haven’t compared prices for everyday items like ketchup without high-fructose corn syrup fillers. Items that real families use. And if the fillers are out, that should count towards the fruit/vegetable group. Not that I’m striving for an exact balance. Acceptable is good enough. Just without the Whole Foods prices.