I just wanted to share with you guys this powerful documentary that aired on PBS called, Junk Food Junkies. I must say that I like soul food as well but I have always tried to eat right,make good choices and eat lots of vegetables, fish, turkey and more. As you know I struggle with weight too, my husband and my kids especially. My husband and I both share cooking duties in our home but I’m becoming more food conscious the older I get and I want my family to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle moving forward.
It’s very hard to get my hubby to show good eating habits around my kids because he came from a family that has weight issues,health problems and more. He is now trying hard to watch food proportions and what he eats and cooks.He has loss some weight and is trying hard to eat right but being on the road as a long-haul trucker is very difficult! When the kids were smaller,they watched him over the years pile up his plate and eat unhealthy things while I sat and ate off a saucer plate lol. I’m sure it was confusing for them. I’ve never been a big food eater, my problem is I LOVE sweets and usually don’t eat but once a day, hard to believe but yes, I don’t eat that much.
This food documentary hit home to me because so many people in my family live like this and prepare food that is very unhealthy. That is why I feel that Byron Hurt deserves a standing ovation for making this film because it’s very informative, about family, funny, and educational for African-Americans and other races. Please watch it if you were not able to catch it on PBS. It’s really good and when you know better you do better! xoxo
Here’s What Byron had to say:
I hope Soul Food Junkies has a huge impact with millions of viewers around the world. I hope this film makes it easier for families and communities to talk openly and honestly about the impact food has on their lives and their health. I also hope this film will be used widely as a discussion starter in communities of color around food consumption, health, wellness, and fitness.
I hope that the film will get people who normally don’t talk about their health or their family members’ health to open up and have discussions that are difficult to have with their family members and loved ones. Finally, I hope that the health industry will find this film valuable and that health professionals, nutritionists, hospitals, and even First Lady Michelle Obama will put this film to work! -Byron Hurt
Watch it here!