So, I had absolutely no idea, but this past Thursday was Nation Junk Food Day. The originator of this day must have been high! That is the only logical explanation.
68.8% of adults and 33.6% of teenagers (age 12-19) are considered overweight or obese. I highly doubt this is due to too much snacking on rice cakes and carrots. Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t everyday in America seem like National Junk Food Day?
Could it be the new Oreo or Chips Ahoy thins? Love that companies care so much to come out with a crisp version of the cookies to make us believe your eating less. Or how about a big gulp of 7-Elevens red velvet cake slurpee special (16 packets of sugar is case you were wondering).
Pop- tarts are thoughtful to get us involved with their “who can come up with the weirdest flavor” campaign. Thanks for thinking of us while we’re checking our am blood sugar numbers.
As if all that isn’t bad enough, marketers are honing in on Americans obsession with fiber. Since we don’t rely on “natures call” anymore we turn to the holy grail of fiber which should come in the form of bran or whole fruits. But thank heavens fiber one bars are now s’more’s flavor. Oh its junk food alright, with a little pseudo fiber, topped with some artificial colors and flavorings and a hefty dose of sugar, but whatever….s’mores!
Here’s a tip…put down the junk food and save the s’more’s for the annual campfire.
Lucky for us October 24 is Food Day. A day focused on inspiring Americans to eat real food and change food policies. Consider making your own personal resolve on this day to avoid packaged and processed foods and turn to real food. Give yourself the 100 day challenge…I promise your body will thank you.