Yes, it IS true! You are what you eat. In today’s fast food environment, we often forgot the value that fresh food has on our health. I can remember the days of how hungry I was after eating fast or processed food. It was my bodies signal that I wasn’t getting enough nutrition. It may look like food, taste like food, but it’s not being digested like real food. “Artificial” ingredients and colors only taint what we think of as food. The high cost of health care can be directly related to what we eat. Your body knows what it needs to sustain you. Knowledge can help counter those cravings and desires to have something other than what you need. Full disclosure on what is our food is a must. As your next Congressman, I will support legislation that requires full disclosure of everything, and I mean everything, that is in the food you eat. You deserve to know and you have the right to choose what you put in your body. Ingredients must be easily readable and explained. If the CEO’s of big food companies don’t know what’s in that package of cereal, then why should you eat it?
Funding early childhood nutritional programs and education is crucial to getting them off on the right start for a healthy lifestyle. Chronic disease and issues like obesity and diabetes can be avoided or at least minimized simply by adopting good eating habits early in life. Why John Carter feels the need to cut these crucial nutritional programs for our children is beyond belief!
Let’s also encourage and make access to locally sourced food easier for consumers. It’s good for our local economy and it’s good for our health. My ranching and farming family members would have never grown or raised anything that they would not eat themselves. The same can be said for our local farmers. If we live and work in Williamson and Bell County, then there’s no reason why we can’t easily enjoy the same great foods grown here as well.