I've been reading a lot lately about childhood obesity and I recently heard about a network for local parents who are concerned about the food quality in Fairfield County schools. Check out the organization at www.FairFoodFairfield.ning.com.
It seems like a really sane bunch of moms.
Alternately, there's Meme Roth. I first read about Ms. Roth in the New York Times a few days ago. She's a Manhattan mom of two and founder of the National Action Against Obesity (NAAO) and she's on a mission to eradicate junk food from schools, community centers or anywhere else kids gather. She's pushing for schools to use permission slips before serving birthday cupcakes. She called Santa "fat". She makes her kids deposit all suspicious foods they might get at school in a tupperware container to be examined at home before eating (imagine, her poor daughter tried to stuff a frozen juice pop in there on a recent hot day!).
Anyway, when I read about her I thought she sounded a little extreme, but this morning I caught her on Good Morning America and that sealed the deal for me. She's crossed the line. You can watch the video here. I just don't like her condescending tone toward parents who actually let their kids enjoy Girl Scout Cookies and other treats. I don't like her assumption that an ounce of sugar leads to obesity. Has she never heard of "moderation"? Oh wait, yes she has and she thinks Americans are incapable of it. Okaaaay.
What do you think of Ms. Roth? Do you run a sugarfree household? Do you allow sweets in moderation. Geez, I thought I was sort of a health nut but she's making me out to be Paula Deen. Would love to hear what you think!
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