How every family can change how we eat

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, shares advice for parents on what they can do to help their kids avoid foods with GMOs to avoid the health risks caused by GMOs
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How every family can change how we eat

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What can a normal parent do to help protect children in this crusade around awareness around GMOs? There is so much that can be done. You can take baby steps. I think it's so important to not to make the "perfect" the "enemy of the good", to focus on progress instead and not perfection, and if you want to do something in your own home, maybe start with just eating a little bit less processed food. Try to eat less fake food, and more real food with real ingredients. If you want to take it a step further, there are so many organizations now that are part of this mission to help protect the health of the American children. You can go to Healthy Child's website. You can go to Just Label It's website. But I also think, to really remember that each one of us has this ability to communicate with others and to share this information with the people that you love, and treat it as a gift, this knowledge is a gift. And whether that's with a family member, with a child, with a parent. It also might mean reaching out to your store manager, and just making them aware of it too, and saying "Thank you for providing the products that don't contain these genetically-engineered ingredients."

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, shares advice for parents on what they can do to help their kids avoid foods with GMOs to avoid the health risks caused by GMOs

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Robyn O'Brien

Author, The Unhealthy Truth

Robyn O'Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world.  She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. She is a former food industry analyst, author, mother of four and the founder of AllergyKids Foundation. Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as a financial analyst that covered the food industry. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy.  She has appeared on CNN, The Dr Oz show, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show and has appeared in several documentary films, including Food Patriots, Unacceptable Levels, Genetic Roulette.  

Robyn’s work has been recognized by individuals such as Yoko Ono, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization allergykidsfoundation.org which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children, the author of The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2010) and her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

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