Parents are put in a difficult position on so many levels. Having to take a stand. Make smart choices. Be the example.
And for the sake of this story, I’m just talking about choices made in the kitchen; at the dinner table, when packing a lunch, fixing a snack, when buying the groceries, or quenching your thirst.
We should read labels. Impose limits. Make suggestions. Not allow certain things in our homes. Offer alternatives.
My mantra is “all in moderation.”
A while ago I wrote about Oogave Soda, a Denver-based company my friend told me about. Not because I was paid to write it, I wasn’t. Not because I felt an obligation, I didn’t.
Because I really liked the taste. I like that Oogave is organic. Locally made. Contains less sugar than an apple but packs a tasty punch.
AND BECAUSE MY YOUNG POP-LOVING (notice the nod to the midwest?) KIDS LOVED IT AT FIRST TASTE.
Oogave is following the business trend in taking an average of five years to become profitable. More importantly, or urgently, I learned they might not make it in the big land of soda production. Without our help. I’d like them to survive and better yet, thrive. Because I love offering their all-natural soda as an alternative to the sugar-packed carbonated beverages or others labeled as diet soda.
Not at every meal. Remember, moderation.
Check out their clever crowdsaving campaign Save Oogave. If you are like me, consider making a donation. I personally think it is a good fight to keep them on the shelves. Find Oogave on Facebook to learn more. If you haven’t tried Oogave, go find it. If you join me in wanting them to stick around, share this story. Their story.