On Monday my son, who is in first grade, learned about Columbus Day. They did an activity at school showing the kinds of foods Columbus brought with him on his ship for the long journey across the ocean. Then he was supposed to draw the items that he would bring. I was a little unsure as to what they were so I asked him. He pointed to the pictures and said, "I would pack strawberry milk, Cheese-its, edamame (soybeans), and lollipops." I looked at the pictures and now I could see all those items. He was very proud of his work.
I chuckled. "Great job, I love your drawings", I said as I thought about how all my advice on choosing healthy foods must be only partly sinking in.