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.
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.