Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Text That Proves I Am A Failure at Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits
Buying food from the grocery shopping list he texted me resulted in a cart filled with white sugar, white flour and red meat.
I am really thrilled both our sons like to cook. They take after both their dad and me. I think the more we prepare our own foods, the more we eat healthfully. When our oldest was four, we sent him to Rutgers' Nutritional Science Preschool in part to reinforce our home's healthy eating habits. I buy whole wheat bread, soy milk and unsugared cereal. I regularly substitue turkey for red meat and turkey bacon for regular bacon. When I bake bread, I use whole wheat flour and I bake cookies and breads with locally produced honey, not sugar. I avoid buying dairy products because I am allergic and Lucas, 12, is seriously lactose intolerant. (When he was a toddler, an ingestion of milk gave him so much pain I had to take him to the emergency room.)
Here is the text I received this evening. I am thinking that as our son texted, after he typed in all the ingredients for the chili, he started talking to his brother about what else they wanted me to buy. Failed nutritionist that I am, I bought them everything on their list. (I find it amusing/outrageous that Kellogg's Corn Pops has FIBER in great big letters on its box when a cup has only 2.9 grams of fiber)
Here is the text our son sent me.
Large can tomato
norml can tomato
can diced tomatos
green bell pepper
1.5 lbs 80/20
2 cans light red
2 loaves white
diet. mtn dew
diet mug root beer
and lucas wants
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