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2010 FOOD TRENDS: Save the children

“Apparently, we have collectively decided as a culture that it is impossible for children to take part in any activity without simultaneously shoving something into their pie holes.”

This insight is just one of the many truths contained in today’s De Gustibus column in the New York Times. Jennifer Steinhauer’s well-written essay dissects America’s dysfunctional snacking culture and is must reading for anyone with children in school whose been told to “Bring snack.”

Here’s one more excerpt:  

“Here was the memo I received concerning my recent snack obligation for a play practice. “Please note, we have the following allergies in mini players: Peanuts, cashews, nuts, wheat, dairy, strawberries, milk, egg whites.” Food allergies are a real problem. But did no one ponder the idea that perhaps the solution is for children to bring their own snacks? Or to eat no snacks at all?”

Read the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/dining/20gusti.html?pagewanted=1&em

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