Years ago, when I was doing a lot of work with kids on where there food comes
from, I had similar experiences as Kert Davies. With some folks, finding out
where meat comes from is no big deal. Others -- my 11-year-old daughter for
instance -- decide it's unfair and gross. She's not a vegetarian. But the
closer the food resembles the animal, (and the more advanced that animal is)
the less likely she is to eat it.
While not exactly on the subject, our kids also seem more aware of fat
content these days. At least they know that candy bar is giving them half
their calories from fat for the day, even though it doesn't often stop them
from eating it. They even joke sometimes about making sure they get their
daily requirement. I have to credit nutritional labeling with at least
increasing our kids awareness of what's in what they eat, and to some extent
changing their behavior.
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