Any mom's out there using feeding their children organic food?

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Jodi - posted on 01/15/2014

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Australia actually has a trade restriction on the use of HFCS in processed foods, so it seriously, genuinely isn't in our foods. And I can guarantee that every single student in our school is taught to cook from scratch :) Actually, healthy eating is a part of the curriculum and is incorporated into Food Technology classes, along with assessment for healthy cooking. I can't guarantee every school has this in place now, but I believe they will be required to in the not so distant future.

I found it interesting in another post that you mentioned about your cows being full of antibiotics and fed on corn and soy......we don't have that issue either.In fact, when purchasing meat, they must label it as corn fed if it is not grass fed. And grass fed cattle are not regularly dosed with antibiotics. In fact, it can't be used as a regular dosage on any animal being used for human consumption (only if sick, etc, and even then, there are regulations in place that it may not be slaughtered for human consumption a certain amount of time afterwards).

We also have no growth hormones in our meat (not domestically raised meat, which is pretty much the majority of meat in this country) at all.

So I'm thinking my view of what is organic is very different to that of others. These are many of the reasons I question whether going totally organic is really worth the extra I pay, given that we already have pretty healthy produce.

Laura - posted on 01/14/2014

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You can't buy HFCS in America either, but it is in almost all processed food. That's what is easy and calorie dense. The majority of people are no longer taught how to cook simple, whole foods. they are taught how to heat up hot dogs, or cook a hot pocket. not how to prepare an apple with peanut butter or make a healthy sandwich. My eyes are opened now! American food culture is sick, we're so obese and yet we're starving for nutrients. All I can do is set an example and teach my kids how to make healthy choices.

Jodi - posted on 01/14/2014

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I guess that's where I differ - here in Australia, our foods aren't made using HFCS and you certainly can't buy it on the supermarket shelves. I thought everyone just bought real food. You know, fruit, fresh veg (as opposed to frozen and canned), fresh meat, that kind of real food that is in abundance at the front of our grocery stores.

Laura - posted on 01/14/2014

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YES! We've been transitioning for the pas 3-4 years. It started with organic milk, then eggs, then meat, and it's just gone from there.
Last year I cut out HFCS. This year I'm doing real food as much as possible. Find out more at www.100daysofrealfood.com
Cheers!

C_trodgers1 - posted on 01/13/2014

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I made the change from regular produce and foods to organic produce and foods last year, when my Son was dignosed With ADHD. Instead of placing him on medications which comes along with different side effects that his pediatrician readily prescribed, I followed up with a great nutritionist who advised me to change his complete diet to organics and add a daily dose of creme delight omega 3 fatty acids, the change has done wonders for him he's a completely different kid

Anay - posted on 01/13/2014

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Hi Ode,

I found this web site to be very helpful in order to decide when to buy organic and when organic is not need it. There are some fruits and vegies that are known not to be highly contaminated with pesticides. Hope it will help you too:

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com

Jodi - posted on 01/12/2014

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But lack of white sugar is not a sign of a certified organic food, that's my point. Organic foods do also have processed sugar in them. Organic food is about the method of farming or production, not about whether it has sugar in it or not. You can buy plenty of non-organic foods without white sugar too. So buying organic BECAUSE of less sugar is not the reason to buy organic. That's what I was trying to say.

Now, with regard to whether I buy organic, it depends what it is. Research has actually shown that often, buying organic is especially expensive for very little nutritional benefit (depending on what it is). What I avoid doing is buying highly PROCESSED food (and some organic foods are still quite highly processed). I look for more complex carbohydrates, fresh fruit and veg and healthy cuts of meat. That's a far more sensible approach than just assuming that because something says it is organic it must be healthy.

Ev - posted on 01/12/2014

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The thing is that what is labeled organic is not always that. They have found that things called that still have substances in them or were grown with certain substances that were so low in percentages that it was okay to label organic. You must do your reasearch on the subject. Just because it says organic on the label does not mean it really is. How do you know where it comes from? How do you know the processes are correct for it to be really organic?

Ode - posted on 01/12/2014

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Jodi sugar white anyway is not good for anyone. Do you buy organic for your children?

Jodi - posted on 01/12/2014

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Genuine certified organic has nothing to do with how much sugar is in something.... :\

Ode - posted on 01/12/2014

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Are they expensive there? Do you subscribe to foodbabe.com? She has great articles on organic food.

Marianna - posted on 01/12/2014

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Yes I am using organic food to feed my children as the other foods have a lot of sugar in it.

Marianna

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