Go to just about any restaurant with your children and find the same kids' menu almost without exception: fried chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, french fries, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I was in Whole Foods (WF) the other day and walked past the food buffets. (I can't find a single thing to eat from their buffets or deli if I'm hungry. It's almost all cooked. None of it is organic and the dishes include all kinds of other objectionable ingredients.) But back to my main point ...
I saw a sign from a distance that said "Kids' Corner" at the self-serve buffet. Though my son is now grown, I still have a great love and real concern for all our children who are growing up. I walked over to see what WF felt was appropriate to serve our children for lunch or dinner. (After all, think of the name "Whole Foods." What does that name imply to you? To me, it implies that the foods you will find inside are whole, complete. My dictionary says this about "whole food:" 'food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.' WF sells a lot of quite the contrary.
Well, it is interesting that the Kids' Corner served french fries, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese and a farfalle pasta that I guess you could add a sauce to from the adult section. I call it white and yellow food. Starchy and glutinous, if not, animal-based food. It was disappointing to me to find that WF was serving the same tired and almost nutrition-less food to children, just like every other restaurant, as if it was a good and caring thing to do.
A store like WF is in a position to teach and lead by example. They certainly don't seem to be doing it either for our children or for adults. Perhaps they, too, are more about the dollars than the reason for their existence in the first place.