Over the next week (or two or three) there will be several nutrition related media releases/events that almost certainly are going to bring the media spotlight on to nutrition (again!).
This can be a great thing; when it creates a positive buzz and gets the public thinking about foods that serves them and their families best, and/or when it sparks informed debate between people or organisations who are both prepared to listen, think, learn, grow and potentially alter direction in order to improve health of others/populations.
However, when it’s not so cool is when it does nothing except create a veritable media sh*tstorm that instils confusion, mixed messages and disarray in to the general public. This more often than not, leaves the majority of people lost and wondering, with all the mixed messages, what the heck is actually OK to eat/feed the children?!
It is also not OK when it is fuelled by people or organisations who are hell bent on serving their own interests (wallets) and hide behind the façade of wanting to help the general public all whilst shouting their opinions louder than the next guys, with deaf ears.
The media of course don’t help us with their ‘click-bait’ articles and sensationalised reporting of individual foods, events and research. It can be a minefield and I am not the least bit surprised when clients come to me and are confused and fed up with all the seemingly contradictory information they read.
Well, the next few weeks aren’t going to be any different I am afraid. I would suggest if reading the articles online winds you up and leaves you confused…..don’t read them, frankly you’re not missing out on much substance most of the time. If you do read them, please simply remember this……YOU do know what YOU and YOUR family should be eating to fit YOUR budget. If you are choosing as unprocessed as possible as much of the time as possible you are doing well.
Love what you eat, love how you live, love how it makes you feel!
Now, I am sure you are sensible, intelligent people but I just want to take the opportunity to state my* thoughts on some rumours I have been hearing circulate of late (before the next lot start doing the rounds).
*All opinions and rantings are my own
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