So the blogosphere was all abuzz recently about HFCS (high fructose corn syrup, for those not "in the know") and how horribleawfulterriblybad it is for anyone and everyone.
I'm not saying I disagree.
I disagree with the notion that HFCS *makes* you, me or our children fat.
It's called MODERATION.
And I don't think there should be shame in me admitting that yes, my children eat products with HFCS. Products that I, in fact, buy.
If you look in my pantry, you will find Cocoa Puffs cereal. Or Frosted Flakes. Maybe a box of Pop-Tarts. Probably some chocolate chip granola bars. Perhaps a package or two of Kraft mac and cheese. Definitely cans of Chef Boyardee spaghettios.
I am a full-time working mother.
I don't have the time or the energy to drive to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods to buy my groceries.
Most importantly, I don't have the desire or the money.
And say what you will--organic, free-range food IS more expensive. It just is.
So I will continue to shop at Super Wal-Mart, or Shaws, or Hannaford, or Shop and Shop, buying food for my family that is not necessarily organic, but within my budget.
This doesn't mean I love my children any less.
Or that I should feel guilty.
Because I don't.
And I have a feeling I'm not alone.