week 3 ...or "do you want fries with that?"
My son was on the way home for Spring Break. He called to say he was stopping at Wendy's for lunch, and could he bring me something. Thoughtful kid. But, what would I get? I settled on a baked potato, he laughed.
When he walked in the house an hour later, though, he had bags from Burger King. Yuck. A kiss on the cheek and, "I brought you onion rings, mom. I knew you'd want a vegetable." Cue more laughter. I ate 3.
Burger King Onion Rings 24 grams of fat 450 calories 700mg sodium
In general my son eats a healthy diet, but like most American teenagers consumes his fair share of fast food. Even in a home where he was pulling carrots out of the garden when he was two and washing them off with a hose, the lure of bad, fast food is strong.
I'm not editorialising this week, or quoting experts. I'm just lamenting how far off track food in America has gone. We can bring it home, cook it ourselves, eat at the table with a knife and fork. It's really quite simple.
Have a lovely weekend,