Canning and preserving food was a common practice to insure not only an adequate annual supply of food for farm families, but also a way to eat fruits, vegetables, and certain meats that otherwise would be more limited in their availability.
My parents messed up. Or perhaps my prestigious high school and university did. Maybe I've been oblivious. But somehow I'm 21 -- a legal adult -- and an economics major, yet I don't know the first thing about anything related to money.
For our kids to combat the obesity plague, no single strategy is adequate. We need easy access to affordable good food, plus physical activity, plus kids who are not intimidated by kitchen utensils and raw vegetables.
According to a report estimating how much it would cost to pay someone else for the work we do at home, stay-at-home moms would get $117,856, and moms with outside jobs would earn $71,860 above their salaries.
We are Americans and we are getting an F in educating our children. Wake up and smell the global competition. We need to let our elected leaders know that education is the most important issue in this election.