I’ve been cooking up so many ideas for how 2012 is the year I start taking the GSG message to KIDS, rather than just their parents. I have BIG plans for a whole revolution that starts with a big event in your elementary school gym: reading The Adventures of Junk Food Dude and arming families with Junk Food Dude’s Yummy Healthy Recipes. Then they rotate around “centers” with food tastings, hosted by your local health food store. And you make money to put the event on, and I tell you exactly how to do it. And you have a blast, and tons of kids leave empowered and educated and excited to eat whole foods.
They leave having chosen whether to be Junk Food Dude or Green Smoothie Guy. They’re rewarded with a sticker that says, “I’m a Green Smoothie Guy!” or “I’m a Green Smoothie Girl!” if they made and tasted yummy whole foods.
You in? More later, on that, so stay tuned.
Junk Food Dude’s Yummy Healthy Recipes is an all-color, easy recipe book for 4 to 14-year olds. This is where education ideally should to start, and it helps if kids are EXCITED about not only the consequences of good nutrition—but the tastes, textures, and processes involved, too. I learned when I studied to be a child and family therapist that PROCESS is as important as PRODUCT.
Check out a few of the photos that will be in the book. (Katie Dudley, I’M NOT WORTHY—you are, straight up, a genius with a camera. Check out http://www.kdphotography.org)