I think my mom was ahead of her time, a real ‘Granola.’ She didn’t look anything like a hippie, but she read religiously things like Prevention Magazine and books on natural ways to have healthy children. We ate piles of vitamins and supplements. From a very young age I knew what each one was and the purposes of each. Mom even made homemade yogurt. It was quite bland. The concept of flavored yogurts had not come around yet. When I was small enough to sit up in the seat of the grocery cart, I remember I grabbed a little carton of ‘store bought’ yogurt and started eating it with my fingers. It was so much tangier. Yum. Later, when I had small ‘tuppies’ of yogurt in my school lunch along with carrot sticks, I explained many times to kids what yogurt was. The tuna sandwich was on whole wheat bread. I did not have the proper appreciation for all this. It was the era of Wonderbread, building strong bodies twelve different ways. I knew they were empty calories, but still wished I could trade lunches with the other kids once in a while.