“Mom, I think I’m like Dad, because I like to be healthy. The other day I asked for a carrot without anyone telling me to eat it!”
That is impressive! “Great! Carrots are good for you.”
“Why are carrots good for you?”
“They have vitamins in them that help your eyes,” I told them. They thought that was weird.
Next followed a lengthy conversation about various foods and their nutritional value. Cheese? It has calcium that helps your bones. Crackers? I had no idea. Fruit? I told them contains vitamin C that helps your body fight germs. Thoughout the conversation one and another kept bringing up sugar. I couldn’t think of any nutritional value of sugar, but told them that a little wouldn’t hurt them.
Finally one of them proudly piped up, “I know what sugar is good for! It’s good for your tongue, because it tastes so good!”
I had to agree, but uh, I don’t think their father would. In this way they are more like me!
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Well, I definitely agree with that.
Susan Evans says
Yes, sugar is good for your tongue. I can confirm that.
shari lynne @ Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers says
I’m with you Esther! Mmmm sweet tooth:)
Now if someone could please discover the amazing nutritional value of a bagel I too am home free! Really though sugar is OK in moderation though you are correct not a whole lot of nutritional value in it 🙂 Kids rock.
Love this! We talk about the value of food with our kids too. My 5 year old is not a fan of milk, but chugs down at least 2 glasses a day and says “It’s good for my bones.” (stopping by from Mom Loop)
Keep teaching. I have a teen and a tween who make smart and deliberate choices about their health, and occasionally challenge me with meal planning (in a good way). I guess we’ll only know if it worked when our grandchildren arrive?
Peace and good.