Rochestarians are a long-suffering lot. We endure endless winters, followed by pothole season, followed by approximately 4 weeks of “summer” weather whose temperatures run the gamut from stifling to barely-above-freezing.
And this spring? Wettest on record since the 1920s. The rare appearance of the sun over the last few days has made me weep tears of joy.MORE
Last week, my daughter helped her preschool teacher pronounce the word “quinoa.” She has no clue what Lucky Charms taste like.
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She doesn’t beg me to buy her gummy snacks or potato chips when we go shopping because they are not a part of her world.
But when she starts first grade in another year, her school cafeteria will offer her chocolate and strawberry milk. In another handful of years, she’ll have her own allowance money, and she’ll be confronted with vending machines loaded with unhealthy snacks, strategically located in kid-friendly places. And of course, a vast array of junk food and sugar-laden cereals are located at her eye-level in the grocery store.MORE