How can a parent be against teaching their children good and bad?
? Separating good from bad seems to be a crucial part of the parental role. In my opinion, parents are against it because they themselves are addicted to the "bad" food and ignorant, through laziness or exposure to the wrong information, of the real consequences of eating that bad food, and of not eating enough of the good food.
But they sure don't want to hear about it from ME
I have one friend who wants to lose weight like I have. But she wants to "do what I am doing" by making kale smoothies that also use coconut milk and dates...she gets the "fruit and veggie" part, but not the low calorie density part. And she wants to still eat cheese.
Good luck with that I tell her.
This country, or perhaps more accurately, the consumer-profit-driven advertising industry and media, has fed our population a line of *@%&, which basically says we deserve this, we can have our cake and eat it too, we can have our health and trim weight while still eating exactly how we "like" (read: are addicted to) eating, without having to sacrifice, make major changes or basically do much of anything at all.
And it isn't like eating this was is hard at all, once you get used to it. Just a few weeks or less, for a lifetime of better health.
OK, I am ranting now.
At the very least, we can not trap our kids in the same addictive web of poor food choices...can't