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Thursday, October 29, 2009

CBN News: Worst Cereals Marketed to Children

This caught my eye and after watching reinforced what I already felt and knew. We have always watched how much sugar were in the cereals we buy...now I am not saying we are a strictly no cereal family but my kids love their eggs/toast, baked oatmeal, pancakes and such but we do allow cereal however our choices usually are Cornflakes, rice krispies, cheerios. On special occasions I do allow the specialty ones but this is a treat and I treat it as I do all candy that comes in our house it is not an everyday occurrence. I loved her parenting outtakes in this video it made me smile this morning as this is how I am in the store and my kids know there is no point in begging for something it will only assure they do not get that item:) The correlation at the end when he said he remembers the marketing for this stuff for years...Well we have seen a rise in Obesity in the same number of years he mentioned have we not?? Have a Blessed Day today is hubby's day off so already today he is out bird hunting with little prince who was so excited to get to go with daddy this morning as he is old enough to finally go! Little princess and I are going to do some fun learning stuff while they are away. Later she has her Ballet lesson and then we do our errands today in the bigger town 1/2 hour from here. I have a horrible headache today that the excedrin does not seem to be helping yet so if you could please say a little prayer I would greatly appreciate it. I seem to not get as many as I used to however the ones I do get lately usually turn into full blown migranes and I would really love to not have one of those on hubby's day off they usually put me down in a dark room for the day as I am sensitive to light and sound however right now it is just at the bad headache stage....Father God Please take this pain from my head Amen.



1 comment:

One Christian Mom said...

I didn't get to watch the video yet, I am still trying to figure out what happened to my speakers! It's always something with this computer. Anyway, I have prayed for God to take your pain away. I know what that feels like. I used to get them all the time, too. Over time, with faith and healthier eating they have subsided, but I do still get one a month or so.
I am the same way at the store from what you describe! It's funny because the kids will try to beg anyway. They know that gets an automatic "demerit" from me, and they don't like that. They don't get the treats, or the "fruity" cereals. Every once in a blue moon I will buy them the colorful cheerios. Still not the epitome of health, however not too bad once in a while.
My daughter and I had a discussion today about cereal. She asked me if we could make some so she could eat healther! :-) Did my heart proud.
Anyway, I would love to "chat" with you more, but the lunch would burn. :D Feel free to shoot me an email.
Shellie