Monday, January 20, 2014

Why Are There So Many Junk Food Events at Community Centers?

Or at libraries, schools, offices.....pretty much anywhere there are events, junk food follows.

I took that photo up above this past December in Sanibel Florida. Cookie construction, Subway, snow cones, pizza, hot dogs, Chick-fil-A, and frozen yogurt - and all during a month no doubt rife with (understandable) indulgences.

I realize providing junk food is easier than coming up with compelling,engaging, creative programming, in fact I'd argue the provision of candy and junk food for entertainment (especially of children) has become our new normal, but organizations, especially those involved in the promotion of healthful living, should not be adding to the number of opportunities we have to eat it.

Our new normal is anything but healthful.