Watch these two TED Talks by Jamie Oliver and Sam Kass. Although both Chefs are focused on the food our children eat, it nevertheless is an eye opener about what our children eat and what we eat. Watch the part where he pours out the amount of sugar children drink within 5 years of elementary school. It is shocking!
The immediate goal of the No-Sugar Challenge is to cut out or at least lower the amount of sugar intake and to create a healthy habit. It is to raise awareness about healthy food choices and observe the change we will experience within the 45 days of Lent. We are using the excuse of Lent to get started. However, the long-term goal is to live a healthier life, to feel better physically and mentally, and to teach our children to live a healthier life. The food we eat affects our body and mind. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (French lawyer and politician) already knew that when he wrote in Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante in 1826, "Dis-moi ce que tu mangest, je te dirai ce que tu es" which means "tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are." Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach wrote, "Der Mensch ist, was er isst" which translates to "man is what he eats."