Happy 50th Birthday…

I’m chuckling. Seems I always enjoyed stirring up trouble for companies who produced unhealthy, habit-forming foods. Reading some of my old letters is interesting so many years later.

In 197I, I was appalled that fruits and juices for babies had added sugar. I wouldn’t use them. My little ones drank plain fresh juice as is.

I wrote Gerbers and Beech Nut to complain. They reassured me their food was nourishing. I didn’t think so.

I don’t know what baby food manufacturers are doing today so I can’t comment on what they may add to it. All I can say is I’d be very uncomfortable about having my toddler sucking on those ‘convenient’ plastic pouches all the time. Plastic after all…

Infant sucking on plastic today
Infant chewing on plastic. Really?

Happy 50th birthday to Rafi, who was worth every effort I made towards his well-being when he was a little one.


23 thoughts on “Happy 50th Birthday…

  1. As always, Muriel, you were ahead of your time.
    Happy 50th to Rafi. My 50’s were among the best decades of my life. May yours be the same.

    • I’m sure they thought I was just a nuisance. I hope Rafi has a wonderful decade ahead of him too. He’s a great guy. Cheers, Muriel
      P.S. I use your coffee mug every morning because it makes me think of you.

  2. Happy Birthday Rafi.
    And for you Muriel look what you have done….
    giving him REAL juice probably put him on the road of being the gourmet foodie thus depriving him
    to enjoy the junk food and fast food .(chukles)

  3. Wow, I never thought about that. I’m glad that you saw past that and even decided to write to them, that was such a bold move!
    Hope he had a wonderful birthday!

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