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"sweet"~ PhotoHunt

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This was another theme that I had a difficult time getting motivated about. Not really sure why. I have cute, sweet photos of kids, baby ducks, birds, as well as photos of foods that are sweet, but nothing really jumped out at me.

Tonight, after going through my photos one more time, I finally came up with a photo. Last summer, the movie Food, Inc. was shown in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna one night. As I snapped a photo, I just happened to capture the list of sweeteners derived from corn.
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Thirty years ago, I read a book called Sugar Blues. That was the first time I really thought about what was in the food I was eating. Since then, I have tried to eat healthy as much as possible. Although I have gone through spurts when I have fallen back into eating processed foods, for the most part, I have tried to eat a healthy diet.

I thought I was eating well until I saw Food, Inc. This movie profoundly changed the way I now shop and the food I eat. If you haven't seen this movie yet, I would recommend that you check it out. If you are a Netflix member, it is an instant movie.

I am happy to see Jamie Oliver try to make a difference. I love Jamie's message on his Food Revolution website. Here is an excerpt:

"I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It's time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!"

I am hopeful that Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution will change the way we eat. I am hopeful that someday a cinnamon roll and a few pieces of canned fruit will not be considered a healthy school breakfast. I would like to see the sweeteners in the photo above disappear from our food.

Comments (12)

Barb Cabot:

Great take and information too. I'm putting Sugar Blues on my Netflix.

Barb, sorry if I was not clear. Sugar Blues is a book (I think Amazon sells an updated edition from the version I read). Food, Inc. is the movie available on Netflix.

Creative take on a theme you thought you may have trouble with - very informative! PS: The Sox are disappointing at the moment :-(

Great take on this weeks theme, and so informative. I have put the movie on my queue.
Thank you so much for sharing this.

menehune, never give up until the last pitch! Great game!!

SandraK, you're welcome :)

Eden:

Great take on the theme indeed! I wish I had your determination and discipline to eat right. I am lazy and easily sucummb to what is fast and ...

Great take on the theme. I watched Jaime Oliver's show this week and am so impressed with what he is trying to do (in W. VA, of all places). The kids he is working with are so sweet and their eating habits are beyond horrible.

Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

sandrac:

A really thoughtful take on the "sweet" theme, thanks Girasoli!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, great photo and take on this week's theme. Very informative. I haven't watched that movie yet, so I will add it to my netflix list.

Now that is an excellent take on the theme. It makes me shudder to think what we are really eating

Wonderful post for the theme. I heard Jamie Oliver recently on NPR and I also think what he's doing is great.

I too try to stay away from the many unnatural variations of sugar. I was literally addicted to soft drinks for many years. It got really bad when they switched to HFCS which I think actually makes you crave it and leaves you feeling thirsty still. I put on over 20 lbs due to them and only lost it when I stopped drinking them. I definitely try not to eat processed foods since it is added to most.

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