Childhood Diet Ignorance

When I was in 7th grade, I was a little pudgy (I hadn’t yet hit my growth spurt), so I went to a meeting of “weighty matters” a county program to educate overweight kids. I didn’t get the pun (“weighty matters”) at the time. Another thing I didn’t “get” was the fat content of fish. The nurse passed out some nutrition guides, which showed the calories, fat, carbs, etc, contained in various foods. I saw that fish had only one gram of fat. “Oh, that’s good,” I thought, so I talked mom and dad into taking me to Long John’s Silvers and my brother and I each proceeded to eat a three-piece fried fish combo, with fries and hush puppies….one gram of fat indeed!