Author: Thomas

I Wanted Fruits, But I Was Not Getting One

Bringing Health Food to the Masses, One Delivery at a Time

Monday, May 16, 2013

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar organized by K-State’s Wellness Institute.

The event was part of “Seed to Sale,” a collaborative project between K-State, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and various other organizations that seeks to ensure that nutritious and safe foods reach communities.

The goal of the collaboration is to increase the availability of healthy foods in Kansas City.

While it was not my intention to be a part of this particular effort, it would be a huge surprise if we did not receive a box of fruits at some point during the seminar. My goal was to not look for one because while I do eat fruit, I usually eat only one a day.

Well, I was kind of hoping that I would get a box. I love fresh fruit, usually more after our summer rains or when we are in the middle of the week.

I had a feeling that it was going to be a long night.

After an hour or so of walking around, I found myself on the side of the room where Drs. John and David are teaching.

I was so excited to learn that I was going to receive a box of fruit. After all, I knew that I could walk right over there and get one.

I felt the suspense building in my stomach. I was so close.

And then, when it was my turn to talk, I opened the box and found three types of fruit.

Oh my. I was disappointed. I wanted fruits.

A couple minutes, I gathered my thoughts.

I then reminded myself that I do only eat one serving a day and I already had two bites.

But still…fruit.

If I got my hopes up, I would have to get these things into my system. When I was finished munching, I remembered that I needed to get them into my system.

I also remembered that I needed to get them into my system before I would actually eat them.

I tried to take the box out of my hands.

I failed.

I then turned to the

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