I was shocked at the number of children that didn't know the names of the fruits and vegtables. Growing up, we always had a garden, and one of my two sisters and I had to take turns to go to the garden and get, 3 cucumbers, 4 tomatoes etc, how we remembered I'll never know, as it changed each time according to what my mother needed. My parents coming from Italy, continued the tradition of eating only fresh fruits and vegtables. To this day, I have had a McDonalds hamburger once in my life, all 52 yrs of it. There aren't too many things I eat out of a can or box. I always read the ingrediants of items I purchase and would never eat anything from some of the fast food places. Our meals always consisted of lots of green vegtables, fruits, and homemade this and homemade that.
Those lunch ladies and the whole community, loved the pastor by the way, should embrace Jamie and learn as much about healthy eating as possible. Unfortunately, those kids will grow up to be like that lady who had nothing but frozen junk food in her fridge. Its not her fault, she was probably never taught the importance of eating the right foods.
The part I loved the most is when Jamie said everyone is missing out on sitting at the table and eating as a family, paraphrasing. He is so right. I lost my dad when I was 13 yrs old, but I have so many memories of sitting at the table eating supper, where we all chatted about our day over a home cooked meal, everyday. Everyone is too busy, running around, sports, dance classes, ballet, running here and there.
When my son was young and all through his elementary years, I always had meals that I prepared fresh, then froze them, ready for the oven, I often used the oven timer so when we all got home at the end of the day there was always something in the oven or in the crockpot, because I too had to run around, baseball practice, hockey or whatever sport he was into at the time. Homes are being built or renovated with the most expensive kitchens, and they are hardley used.
I would like to hear from others in Ontario or any other province in Canada. There aren't any schools in my area, other than high schools, that have cafeterias? We always brought our lunch, and that's just the way it is in my area, there aren't cafeterias in the elementary schools.
Buying fresh fruits and vegtables isn't anymore expensive that purchasing junk food, I don't buy that excuse. You can get a 2 pound bag of carrots on sale for $1.39 which will go a long way in soups or stews, or a 5 pound bag of apples for less than $3.00. Its all about planning, they wouldn't know what to do with a bag a carrots, its easier to buy a frozen pizza and that takes care of one meal.
I have always enjoyed Jamie, I think his personality may rub some people the wrong way, but its a British thing. I don't mean to be prejudice or rude, but its a straight forward type of charachter that some people might take the wrong way. However, he has always been trying to fight for the cause of healthy eating, and has done a similar show in his own country which was just as frustrating.
Will it be on every Friday night? I'm confused as to the regular time slot. I watched it last night, but didn't know it was on last Sunday?