One of the things I love about writing for Baby Bullet is I feel like I’m reaching a crowd of men and women who are thoughtful about the food they put into their bodies. You’re also thoughtful about the food you put into your babies’ bodies. I’m assuming that, if you’re the owner of a Baby Bullet, you’re the kind of person who doesn’t just take what’s handed to them in life. Maybe you don’t trust labels? Maybe you’re someone who thinks outside of the box? And while I sit here at my computer typing an article to you – a person whom I may have never met – I figure we have something in common. We care about food. We care about health.
This season, “The Biggest Loser” is tackling childhood obesity. And if you have read any of my other articles here, you’ll know that’s a target issue for me. I’m watching these kids and I’m hearing their stories. I empathize with them and want desperately to see them succeed. In one interview, a mother said it was hard not to blame herself for her son’s weight problems.
This is true. We do need to have these discussions. And while we don’t need to sit around and point fingers, as parents, we know we have a responsibility in our children’s health. The January 17th posting on Baby Bullet tackles whether or not picky eating is a social construct. I find this kind of discussion fascinating. Before becoming a parent, I swore I would never give my children processed sugars. Fast forward five years later and all my kids want is one more treat! What have I created? More importantly, how can I infuse a healthy lifestyle with good eating choices on my children without giving them a complex? It’s a fine line we dance. But if you’re reading this, and if you’re using these kinds of products, my guess is that you’ve thought about this before and, if nothing else, you’re choosing to lead by example. And for that, I salute you.