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Kids Backpack Safety tips and Showing of Nourishing our Children Part II film

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An upcoming event to help our children:

 

Friday September 9th, 2011

 

Showing of Nourishing our Children Part II at Harmony Healing, Yoga Blg 730pm

Who should come: Anyone interested in optimizing health through nutrient-dense, organically-grown food. Anyone concerned about the health of their children and about their children's diets.

Cost: Free but priceless. This one is not to be missed.

Nourishing Our Children is a non-profit campaign of the Weston A. Price Foundation to address the dramatic deterioration in the health of our children.

Nourishing Our Children is not just about identifying the dangers of Oreos, cola, candy, and other obvious junk foods. The campaign also presents research illustrating how foods widely assumed to be nutritional including packaged foods commonly described as "organic," "natural," or "fortified" -- are themselves heavily processed and stripped of nutritional value.
Although these labels provide a convenient way for parents to determine which foods to buy, the items associated with those labels often betray the standard of optimal nutrition.
The campaign offers a dynamic presentation to parents' groups that explains why many traditional foods now considered unhealthy are, in fact, vital to the growth and intellectual development of our children.
The presentation is given free of charge, and may be obtained as part of our educational materials.
For more information please visit: www.nourishingourchildren.org/Home.html


Presented by Dr. Alissa Harris, owner of Harpers Ferry Chiropractic

and leader of the Harpers Ferry Weston Price Chapter



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Effects of Fast Food on West Virginia

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You really have to wonder if the Drug manufactures are involved in pushing the junk for on us, so we have to take their HIGH PRICED drugs to stay alive.



In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported(1) that drug overdoses killed 33,000 people that year. Roughly 10,000 people died in 1990 of the same causes. In 1999, it was 20,000 people. Are you seeing the trend? In 2005, drug deaths were second only car accidents (44,000 people killed) in the category of accidental deaths. induced causes includes not only deaths from dependent and nondependent use of either legal or illegal drugs, but also includes poisoning from medically prescribed and other drugs.



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Effects of Fast Food in the US - Is Fast Food Killing us?

It seems that we all eat fast food. More and more Americans eat fast food everyday. One out of every eight adults has worked at some time during his or her life at a fast food restaurant. It's very important that people know what they are eating and especially to know what their children are eating. Consumption of fast food among children in the United States seems to have an adverse effect on dietary quality in ways that plausibly could increase risk for obesity.

The prevalence of obesity and obesity related diseases has increased rapidly in the U.S. since the mid 1970s. At the same time, the number of fast food restaurants more than doubled over the same time period, while the number of other restaurants grew at a much slower pace. In the public debate over obesity it is often assumed that the widespread availability of fast food restaurants is an important determinant of the dramatic increases in obesity rates.

Overall, what we are seeing suggest that increases in the supply of fast food restaurants have a significant effect on obesity, at least in some groups.

The largest fast food chains are also characterized by aggressive marketing to
children. One experimental study of young children 3 to 5 offered them identical pairs of foods and beverages, the only difference being that some of the foods were in McDonalds packaging. Children were significantly more likely to choose items perceived to be from McDonalds (Robinson et al. 2007).

McDonalds is the most popular fast food chain. The all-American meal is hamburger, fries and a coke or a shake. McDonald's revolutionized fast food. They introduced a way to eat food without knives, forks or plates. Most fast foods can be eaten while steering the wheel of a car and the restaurants are usually drive through. The design of a fast food restaurant is very well thought out. The seats in fast food restaurants are comfortable but not too comfortable and the colors are bright primary colors, which are designed to make you sit but eventually get up and leave. They don't want you to linger to long.

The overwhelming majority of chicken sold is as chunks and processed meat as opposed to whole birds. In the fast food, chicken has twice as much fat as hamburgers because they are fried. But continue to gain popularity with the public.

Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children. People form their eating habits as children so they try to nurture clients as youngsters.

What's in the meat of a typical fast food hamburger?

Hamburgers are now made in gigantic factories. There was a time when hamburgers were made from beef from one cow. Fast food chains use to buy their meat from local suppliers in a local region. So fewer cattle were use to get the meat. The fast food chain had such a demand for hamburger meat that tasted the same they helped create factories to make ground beef. It's all very scientific. Today a typical fast food hamburger has dozens or hundreds of strips of beef from different cattle, in different regions blended together. So, if you have one sick cow in the batch, then the risk of getting sick is greater.

With more people eating fast food, what kind of effect does it have on the public health?

The real cost of eating the food isn't reflected in the price on the menu. What makes this food taste good is the salt, fat and sugars added to it. So when you look at the rise in the obesity rate of people and the rise in the success of the fast food chains they parallel each other. About 300,000 people die each year from being obese or overweight, this is second only to smoking. Fast food isn't the only reason people are gaining weight, but it contributes to it.

This year Americans will spend over $110 billion on fast food more than they'll spend on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined.

In May 1996, the Walt Disney Co. signed a ten-year global-marketing agreement with the McDonald's Corp.

A Growing Epidemic Created by the Fast Food Movment

The most frightening part of the epidemic of obesity and diet-related diseases is its effect on our kids. For example, nearly one-third of Americas children are now overweight or obese, and its predisposing them to new and life-threatening health conditions.

Conditions such as kidney stones, adult onset diabetes and thickening of the arteries are becoming more common in children at increasingly younger ages. How did we get here? The food that corporations market to children is hurting them in ways we never imagined.

While the movement toward locally-grown, sustainable food systems is taking hold across the country, many communities are still missing out on these exciting changes, making due instead with fast food and corner stores.

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GrassRoots Farm Movement >>>



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