Wow- I just read an artical in the Washington Post which said the USDA has decided to allow non organic ingredients in products bearing the organic seal. Of utmost concern to me is the allowing of synthetic additives in organic baby formula! This is one more reason to feed our children fresh, whole foods (starting with breastmilk!) that don’t come from a package. If there is no “label” to mislead us, we don’t have to worry about toxic ingredients. After all, just because a wrapper says it’s organic doesn’t take away the fact that it’s still a packaged, processed food. And now we also know that it might not even be organic. .
What to do?
- Join a CSA
- Go to the farmer’s market
- Feed your family a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, eggs dairy and meat.
- Involve your children in the preparation! It’s so much more interesting and exciting for your kids to crack open eggs and measure out servings of berries than it is to watch mom tear open a package of food that will still be edible this time next year.
If you think you don’t have time, make time. It’s that important. Need shortcuts or plan ahead ideas? Ask me– I would love to help. You are building a foundation of eating habits for the rest of their lives. Also remember that many diseases are a result of what we consume- so give your bodies what they need. Fresh, whole, delicious food.