She is a new character scheduled to appear on Sesame Street in the upcoming weeks. Lily represents one of the 17 million American children that are currently described as food insecure here in our country right now.
Sesame Street has done an amazing job over the years at representing so many different cultures, colors, and situations we see every day in our country. But how do you feel about Sesame Street teaching our kids about hunger?
While Lily is described to be a seven-year-old in the episode, many of our toddlers are watching Sesame Street and will be closely watching the lesson Lily has been placed on the show to help teach children.
As a mother… my answer is yes! While I was growing up, even starting at a very young age, my parents were always open and honest with me about real life issues. Whether it be hunger, or current events… and even illness and death. Which I am now replicating with my own children. My parents truly are my idols when it comes to raising kids, but I am sure a lot of us feel that way right.
Sesame Street said they wanted to take the issue on in a positive and healthy way.
It is important that we work as a country to help children of all ages battle hunger, and have access to healthy foods they need to thrive. Whether they are vegetables, or organic foods. Alternatives to the typical, cheap junk foods many families depend on because of limited budgets in our economy.
How do you feel about the introduction of Lily?