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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Is the Mommy Food Mafia After You?

The epidemic of mom guilt and worry over various unforseen circumstances can lead to obsessive behavior of the things that can be controlled, and this normally boils down to food.

While there's nothing wrong with making individual decisions for your family, whether you choose organic and non-GMO is a private decision. When mothers feel a need to control and judge other mothers for their food choices, it just becomes one more form of "mom shaming".

It's not enough to feed children more fruits and vegetables, and less processed foods. If it's not organic, it might as well be Oreos and Goldfish crackers. Is it really necessary for food choices to lead to such judgement and arrogance?

With the most recent regulations allowing for up to 38 organic loopholes, many families may not be eating as "clean" as they think. Something to consider before jumping on the Mommy Food Mafia bandwagon.

If a child has a true allergy to an ingredient or a family is able to afford organic without taking out a second mortgage to do so, then, by all means, go for it! But, if you're going into debt to keep up with this trend, you may want to ask yourself if your end goal is more about class snobbery than health.

With so many things going on in the world, perhaps we can all just accept the mother at the playground who gives her kids the goldfish.

What are your thoughts about organic food choices? Have you experienced any backlash from the Mommy Food Mafia?

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