Stay with me okay? This may just seem like a bunch of pictures, but I have a point to this.
So a day last week Amy went with us to give her opinion on some kitchen counters.
The twins were a little suspicious of the attire they were required to wear there.
But at least it was better than having to wait on the side lines.
They look so tiny there…I think Téa is on her tip toes.
Since it was heart stopping excitement looking through color after color,
we decided to cheer them up and go for lunch!
btw, there's something about Amy sitting in the back seat of our car that makes us feel like she's our little girl. And as you can see, the twins were quite over the moon having their Mama between them.
It was while we were driving home and talking about lunch, that Amy happened to mention that whenever she eats Sponge Bob Mac and Cheese she has to go to sleep right afterwards…that she cannot stay awake! So she quit eating it entirely. I had never heard of Sponge Bob Mac and Cheese, and wondered if there was something in it she was allergic to?
Well wonders of wonder….the very next day look what was a top news story on CNN:
Kraft removing artificial dyes from some mac and cheese
Did you know in Europe if they use Yellow #5 they must include a warning that says, "This product may have adverse effect on activity and attention in children." So England's Kraft mac and cheese replaced Yellow #5 with paprika and beta carotene.
They are even questioning now if food additives can actually change our DNA. Scary food.
This double standard has upset American parents. Good for them! For being upset I mean. So now, it looks like we will finally get a change too, although they said it could take up to a year for this to actually happen!
Yellow #5 has been linked to "hyperactivity, asthma, some skin conditions, and cancer." Yet we unknowingly have been feeding this to our children!
Don't get me wrong. I am NOT finding fault with Amy. She is an excellent mother. Sponge Bob Mac and Cheese didn't exist when my kids were little but I did give them Kraft Mac and Cheese. They liked it, and it was easy and they learned to make it themselves. I didn't know about the damaging effects of chemicals and preservatives in our food back then.
But now, all these years later, our food has become much worse. And our children will be paying the price for this, if they haven't already.
Someone recently told me, "We live in a very unhealthy world right now." I've also heard and read repeatedly that we need to eat the way our grandparents and great grandparents ate. Whole food in the state closest to nature. And to quote a margarine commercial that was very popular when I was a little girl, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature."
So this upcoming change, finally, of removing the yellow additive from Sponge Bob, began with one woman named Vani Hari…take a look! I've just recently discovered her blog: The Food Babe Blog. I'm impressed!