10.04.2010

Diagnosis: Bad Parenting

Ok everyone,
some of you may know that over the last few years I have tried to become a bit more educated on what I am putting in my mouth. The good news, after learning what I am about to share, is that I think I have only had chicken nuggets less than a handful of times in my lifetime. I also want to take the time to give a shout out to my mother for not feeding me this crap all the time. Thank you for the fresh veggies from the garden and Dad, thanks for rarely feeding us hot dogs but feeding us farm fresh pork chops, steaks and hamburgers. Get ready:

"Say hello to mechanically separated chicken.
It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.
Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.
There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.
But, hey, at least it tastes good, right? High five, America! "

After reading this article I just had to stop and think about how many kids I see eating these chicken nuggets from McDonald's all the time and I now need to vent. Ok, Ok parents, I will give you a free pass if you have fed these to your children in the past. Yet, if you have read this article and still just can't find time to pack some carrot sticks, an apple and a healthy sandwich for your kid. I am diagnosing this as bad parenting!!!! I know we can't always control how our kids act in the super market or what they do at daycare but you can control what they eat. It is disgusting, no excuses!!!

The End

8 comments:

The Frazee's said...

that is freakin'sick...there is no excuse to feed our kids that. not even at daycare....I dont serve that kind of crap. im thinking that tyson makes a "chicken nugget" that is decent. i usually make my kids nuggets out of bisquick...they are delicious.........i could go on and on too about this kind of food....nasty

Jas said...

I'll have a 16 piece please....with Honey Mustard!!

BRING IT ON!!!!

Kara said...

That is disgusting!
But, what is a Momma supposed to do when the kids are hungry and there are Golden Arches in site? Um, I'm afraid I drive right to them and order a 6 piece nug and they devour them and everyone's happy again! :-)
I'm afraid there's a lot of things like that that I just can't think about!
Speaking of- I need to call my farm fresh egg lady and tell her I need more eggs!

The Frazee's said...

o yes, there are things that you just have to do for survival---i can say though someone ask tyse what he liked to eat at Mcdonalds and he said "you mean old Mcdonalds farm? only then did i realize he didnt even know what Mcdonalds was--we have had chicken at sonic though---not sure i will ever again--i cant get that picture out of my mind

vwiese said...

Hey Kara,
I hear you, I am mainly talking to parents who are feeding thier kids this on a weekly basis. Chicken Nuggets should not be on the menu for the week if you ask me. I think I would rather Hutch have a whole snickers bar for dinner than these at this point.

Kara said...

Oh yes, I totally knew what you meant Vikkie! And yes, you have such a good point!!

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P.J.R said...

I watched a movie called Food Inc.After watching that I could NEVER eat Chicken nuggets.Anything called chick and pressed into shape is not to be eaten.I am to the point where if I never ate meat I could live with that.My husband grew up on a dairy farm so I cant get away with just not having it.I just choose not to eat it.
I loved your post and wish every parent would see what they are putting in their kid.