By Dean L. Jones, CPM
In general, domestic abuse is commonly associated with physical and emotional threats and actions from another person, whether they be family, friend, or foe. Hardly ever is domestic abuse attached to giving insufficient eating guidance to our children. Which can be consider odd after all, since the greatest part of providing life is being able to show that life form how to live correctly. In view of that, adults have a large range from helping to hurting and even injuring a child by continually leading and exposing them to inferior food substances.
Nonetheless, determining what consists of a high-quality or poor diet can be quite broad, although there are some more obvious knowledge points that are being publically announced from a large variety of sources that makes it quite easy to know how to properly feed a growing child. Take for instance how the public school systems have gotten the message that they are responsible for providing real nutrition to growing children while under their care. A considerable number of school cafeterias now have sound nutritional guidelines. Hence, adults have limited excuses for not doing their respective homework to learn how to include good nutrition education in the home as so do schools.
By turning a blind eye to those quick serving sugary filled fast food items and calling them meals are in fact offensive to a young person’s health. Particularly if the child is provided no options, then they are placed into what can be defined as an abusive situation within their own home. Children are a sponge to knowledge, where adults can easily guide them toward good nutrition that will help in their physical health and overall mental learning abilities. Scientific studies reveal how the brain of those people who eat large amounts of processed sugar, for as little as six weeks, experience a sharp decline in learning and memory ability as a result.
Consequently, the entire medical profession is slowing sharing how food is often the first line of medicine. Doctors and nutritionists have updated their advice toward directing patients to have half of their meal to consist of fresh vegetables and fruits. By choosing red, orange, and dark green vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and broccoli work to improve the body and mind. It is plain to see that adults have to take control of young people’s eating patterns and introduce children to good foods versus becoming a health abuser.
American domiciles have frequently turned dining rooms into television viewing areas. Consequently, dinning has become selecting your favorite take out and bringing it back home is consider a variation of a good home cooked meal. It is beyond rare to hear a child say that he/she would prefer having spinach, lentils, or kale with their meal, all the same it is time to encourage it.
Dean Jones, Ethics Advocate, Southland Partnership Corporation (a public benefit organization), contributes his view on health attributes derived from foods & beverages.