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Growing up in an agricultural community and being in local 4-H chapter
helped me to understand where my food came from and the work it takes. However, my husband didn’t grow up in the same way. Therefore one of the most inspiring moments in the transition to whole and real foods for our family was watching the documentary Food Inc.
It opened our eyes to the world behind the packaging at the grocery store, what ingredients really are and mean, a look into the health epidemic of our country and what really goes on with food regulation in the United States today.
I believe this film can help to start your education on where your food really comes from. You may live in an urban setting where farm scenes are what you see on television or limited to trips outside the city. You may live out in the country and see farm life on your daily drive, but do you really understand those cows or chickens, aren’t what is in your grocery cart? Or small facts like less than 1% of the corn grown in the US is actually corn that you can eat right from the cob?
Can’t get your partner on board for the Get Real challenge? We say that you should whip up a batch of Lisa’s brown bag popcorn or check out our Pinterest popcorn board and cozy up to watch this film together.
Although we can’t promise that it will change their mind instantly, we can assure you it will start up a conversation in your household and the wheels turning! If you head over to Netflix
and sign up for a month of free service, you can get Food Inc. on demand to your computer, play console, or get it sent to your mailbox. All for free! You can cancel at anytime of course too. Or there is also the library, they usually have a copy circulating.
January Week 3 Action Item:
Each week we will try to give you some simple action steps to put this journey into practice. It is important that you start this journey by understanding yourself, your goals and perhaps your obstacles.
We’d like to suggest watching the movie Food Inc this week and answering the following questions:
- How did the movie make you feel?
- What topics sparked your interest?
- What new goals do you have after watching the fim?
- What questions you have?
Later this week we’ll post what we thought of the movie, our questions, and on our Facebook Fan Page Night (link), we’ll open a group discussion! Feel free to post your thoughts to our page, or link to your blog posts as well.
January Get Real:
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