An underlined hyperlink denotes an affiliate link. To see what that means, click here.
If you click through an affiliate link and eventually make a purchase having been referred from my site, I may be compensated (whether monetarily or via store credit). This helps me maintain this blog! Purchasing through these links passes NO costs along to you whatsoever. Here's the official legal lingo:
In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.
I never recommend products I don't truly use and love. For more information, click here.
What better way to ingrain Department-of-Agriculture-Endorsed-Eating than starting with the little ones?
While the USDA claims it uses “the best available science” to underlie its mission, I have to take issue with that: in fact, the Secretary of Agriculture (who heads up the USDA) helps craft Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years, and the most recent DGA document was brutally rebuffed* by a group of concerned scientists and dieticians. If you’d like to peruse the ass-handing rebuffery, click here: DGA Reply Paper.
Now, the USDA MyPlate isn’t ALL bad, but if it were up to me, the food sections would be: Fruit, Vegetables, Protein, Hugs/High Fives, and Bone broth.)
Whenever I see things like this – geared toward children – I think of the old-school ads encouraging folks to start shooting up their babies with
heroin sugar, like this one:
I suspect some day, we’ll know better.
Thanks to Beth for the spot!
*five cool points if you know what movie that’s from!