Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food | Video on TED.com
I just watched this with my kids. It really affected my 8 year old. He finished watching it and told me he was scared. He also got up and ate a bunch of carrots. He kept saying "So that's why you don't want us to eat junk food?" He also realized that if the kids in the video didn't know what those veggies were, then they weren't eating them. It's sad that my 8 year old gets it, but our government and our world don't.
I really struggle with what to tell my kids about the food that is eaten. We've talked about the differences in how animals are raised. We've talked about food miles. We've talked about gardening a lot. It's so important to me that they know what good food is. I also want them to know how to grow and cook good food, to seek it out. We are not perfect in this area, my kids still get fast food sometimes, but we're trying and we're making progress.