We at American Family Life express our opinions and analysis on the issues of the day. In turn, this is your opportunity to express your opinions and analysis on any subject with AFL cast and crew and the AFL audience. The object is to be open minded, learn from each other, grow as a person and maybe even change your or our opinion on some issues as we gain more knowledge and information.
1.) A current issue includes the changes in the food standards for meals served at public schools. The reason for these critical lifestyle changes is that processed foods contain ingredients such as sugar and high fructose corn syrup that are not nutritious, high calories and not productive to good health a major factor in causing obesity, heart disease, cancer, tooth decay and a myriad of other serious long term health consequences.
Many students will not eat the new foods offered at our public schools because they food simply does not appeal to the students. Do we want to return to eating foods that cause major health consequences? Do we find ways to better prepare the food with new recipes including herbs and spices that make the food more appealing to the taste of students?
Do you have a nutritious and good tasting recipe you would like to share?
Share your recipes that eliminates fried food, avoids sugar or substantially reduces the use of saturated fat or made with whole grain (not enriched) flour! We are compiling the recipes in a new American Family Life Cook Book.
Submit your healthy and good tasting recipes for our American Family Life Annual Cook Book. Let’s create together dynamic recipes that transform peoples live. Your reward is name recognition for your excellent good tasting recipe that demonstrates you promote good health, a better longer lasting nutritious lifestyle which allows us to continue to produce American Family Life. If your recipe is chosen for the AFL Cookbook you will receive a gift card with a value of $100.00.
Do you have a recipe for real macaroni and cheese using whole grain, not enriched, pasta and real, not artificial, cheese?
How about a recipe using whole grain flour for the pizza dough with a great tasting tomato sauce eliminating sugar and, reducing salt.
Do you have recipes using turkey or chicken to make burgers that taste just as good as a burger with beef? Maybe you have a great vegan burger too?
How about a bread recipe with whole grain flour and a gluten free too?
Do you have new ways to prepare vegetables with a good tasting dips without a lot of sugar, fat and salt?
How about sharing recipes for a good tasting baked Kale or other recipe for snacks rather than fried potato chips?
2.) What is your opinion of the “Common Core” State Standards?
Would you like a copy of the form to opt out of the Common Core State Standards and return the responsibility for your education to you, your local school board and your teachers?
A TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR STUDENT DECIMATES
“COMMON CORE” STATE STANDARDS!
CBS NEWS: “THE DEBATE OVER COMMON CORE”
“BUILDING THE MACHINE” – The Common Core Documentary
“The Rage Against The Common Core”
NY Times opinion page by David L. Kirp.
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“THE EDUCATION REVOLUTION”
Post No. 1
August 1, 2016 (PREFACE)
By Woodie H. Thomas, III, Ph.D., Esq.
This chapter is from the book “The Education Revolution” which begins a series of posts about the desperate need to replace the current educational process with a new educational process that’s responsive to the needs of the individual students, teachers, parents, administrators and society. In a democratic literate society like the United States, each citizen must be functionally literate for a more fulfilling person personal life and compete for more rewarding career options.