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Generation Gap: Why we like to read our food labels Rare

Millennials seem more obsessed than ever with good food and food that’s good for you.

Restaurants that tout locally-sourced produce and ethically-raised meats are popping up around the country, especially in urban areas. Millennials are very health-conscious to begin with, and eating right is one part of that.

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As millennials were growing up, it was part of the standard public school curriculum to learn how to read food labels, so we have always been pretty conscious about what was going into our bodies. Even now, politicians and celebrities are always running ‘healthy’ campaigns targeted at kids.

Our parents and grandparents never got that kind of health education growing up, which explains the discrepancy between our two generations.

If you haven’t tried reading your food labels or eating locally grown produce, give it a shot! It tastes a lot better, and you’ll feel better knowing what’s going into your body.

Kids these days! Lazy, entitled and self-absorbed, amirite? Well, we’re here to remind you – we’re rocking our bad rep just like every generation that came before us (lookin’ at you Baby Boomers and Gen Xers). Kendall and Jessica are here to bridge the Generation Gap and remind you that there’s more that unites us than divides us. Let us be your guides into the crazy lives of your kids and grandkids. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday! 

Jessica Sooknanan is the Editor of Hot Topics. Hot Topics, a top-rated TV show airing in Atlanta, Charlotte and Orlando, wraps the crazy viral stories of the week. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Georgia and joined the Rare team in 2016.
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Kendall Trammell is a writer for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @KendallTrammell.
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