Free Rice


I was channel surfing the other day to see what programs might be of interest and caught a segment of the Empire Girls and as much as I wanted to change the channel I found myself allowing it to be ok for me to tune into for a second.  I’m not really one for the reality shows yet I’ll admit that I probably could get hopelessly addicted to it if I allowed myself to.

That being said – there was a conversation where someone’s grandmother was trying to get her grand daughter to eat Rice.  Now with most women trying to achieve fame being figure conscious becomes a job and knowing what to eat and what not to eat is a chore, at least that’s what it seems to be these days.

The conversation ended with the grandmother saying that Rice is good for the Skin.  She went on to validate her point by pointing to the women of Asian and Indian decent. And you can’t really deny that the majority of women from those cultures do have beautiful skin.

I changed the channel.  But I was curious enough to do a little research to find out if that was true. And lo and behold, it is!

I found myself laughing a little bit because in today’s crazy world we have completely abandoned the adage “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” I mean, come on, Rice = Carbs and if you are persuaded by the Marketing trends of today you should know that that is a BIG No No.

But, what if, like that grandmother said, it offered benefits way beyond our imagination for our skin health? For your body’s health?  Would that be enough to change your mind?

Even if it wasn’t would you believe in the nutritional quality of Rice and it’s “power”.

I mean come on, the United Nations, drops bags of Rice down to starving and war torn nations all the time right?

Gandhi supposedly survived on a grain of rice.

While I was reading and surfing the web about Rice I came across this site: Free Rice.

It’s a game that promises to donate rice in exchange for your knowledge of the English Vocabulary.  Pretty simple right?  The beauty of it is that if you have a high school education that this game is relatively simple.  If you have a higher education I am pretty sure that if you know about this site that you have no excuse to donate a couple of minutes of time to feed the hungry.

Now, that being said, I am not sure how effective this program is – my guess is that if it was truly gaining momentum we would hear about it on Oprah…lol But, we haven’t.

So I’m hoping that there are some moms out there that think this site is in alignment with the values that we are trying to instill in our children and encourage participation – even if that means leading by example.

I created an account signed up and played and I am passing it on.  I wish I had time to do it every day.  The truth is I don’t but I figure if we pass it on, play and pass it on the word will get around and maybe one day things will change.

Live and Learn. We all do.

If you liked this post please pass it on.  Thanks for reading. 

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About julia29

Hi. My name is Julia El-Haj. I am a Hall of Fame Athlete, an MBA, Professional Certified Marketer, Certified Youth Fitness Trainer, a Specialist in Sports Nutrition and a licensed Real Estate agent. I gave up my "seat at the table" to be home with my 3 children because that's where I was needed most. I blog about everything with Wellness in mind.
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2 Responses to Free Rice

  1. Alexa says:

    I don’t commonly comment but I gotta state regards for the post on this perfect one :D.

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