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Is your refrigerator like a vending machine?

Posted on Jun 09, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

Our refrigerator is sending messages to our children about what our family deems important.

This short article really is about us parents realizing how important our role is for kids.

Many schools around the country have or are beginning to adopt nutrition policies that prohibit high fat, high sugar foods from their vending machines. But, it is all for not, if the child comes home to a refrigerator or pantry full of junk foods.

Sometimes it is just a matter of throwing out the old stuff. I was just thinking about my refrigerator and yup, there it was 2 - 2 liter bottles of soda. I don't like soda (anymore, I used to be a diet soda junkie but that was another life) but I had a family party 2 months ago. There it was still in my refrigerator. Anyone looking in my refrigerator would have easily come to the conclusion, this family drinks soda.

Other times, it is a matter of just throwing our the junk food. Getting a clean start and sending a new message to the kids.

So, think of your refrigerator and pantry as a "vending machine". What's in there? Is your vending machine sending the right message to your children? Just a thought.





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