OUTSIDE THE BOX
Why our children need REAL FOOD, not food products
by Jeannie Marshall
A lively and eye-opening look at the way packaged and fast foods are marketed to our kids - and why rediscovering food culture has never been so important for the health of future generations.
When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous culinary traditions. But when Jeannie gave birth to a son, she began to see how the food culture was eroding, especially within young families. Like their North American counterparts, Italian children were eating sugary cereal in the the morning and packaged, processed salt- and fat-laden snacks later in the day.
Through discussions with food crusaders such as Alice Waters, with chefs in Italy, nutritionists, fresh food vendors and parents from all over, and with big food companies such as PepsiCo and Nestl