Here is a 20 minute video (long I know), with Jamie Oliver.
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food. [VIDEO]
It's about teaching our children to eat healthy. In foundations, schools, by government, by corporations, (and mostly by parents in my opinion).
During the video, 4 people in the US will die from food related illnesses. Food related illnesses out number deaths by homicide.
By sweetening and flavoring milk, the average child K-12-16 will consume a wheelbarrow full of sugar, JUST from milk in the school day from school.
Obesity is a life and death problem for the world. Our children will on average a life span 10 years less than we have.
There is much more to this video, I enjoyed it.
I don't think we should depend on institutions or corporations to teach us how to eat/drink healthy, I think it should be the family's job, a cultural change will have to take place. We have to cook with our families. If WE change the culture, then, the marketers, the advertisers, the corporations will follow our lead.
If we don't allow soda in the home (my parents didn't), adults may not drink soda (I don't except for 4 times a year at most). I didn't buy soda for my kids and they aren't slaves to it now that they are grown.
If we sweeten our milk with sugar for children, we set them up to crave sugar sweetened drinks for the REST of their lives. SODA?
I'm preaching to the choir.
thanks for listening.