saladSo i went bought lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, a salad dressing, and made the salad, which was fine, then for the gross part I had some Herring Fillets in paprika sauce, which in my mind was the gross part of the food challenge. The youth had to eat a small plate of a salad and less then a spoon of this herring...which was exciting I set up a table with menu and healthy choices poster. Figuring this is going to be great to watch the youth squirm while trying to eat the herring...
herring filletsTurns out that majority of them loved the fish, but here is the crazy part, they (some, many) would not and did not eat the salad!!!! To quote them: "Tomato euuuhghhhh that's grosss!!! I can't eat lettuce and tomato...I will not eat this...I have never eaten tomato or lettuce!!! NOOO that's gross!!!" WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In a culture of obese, calorie loaded, McDonalds grease infested, teeth rotting, video games playing generation my youth won't eat vegetables?? (ok I have no idea how the video games play in this...but my rant is better this way!) I demand to know how can a kid grow up with out eating vegetables in his life?? What are we doing to our bodies, sure who doesn't want to look like Michael Moore, but does it have to start from childhood?
note: I also eat calorie infested, McDonalds grease infested food...but vegetables are also something I eat.