Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict is a Green mom who only feeds her son organic foods. In a recent interview with Essence magazine Hardrict revealed that baby Cree, 6-months-old, “only eats organic foods. He does not eat any processed sugars — our favorite food for him is Yummy Spoonfuls. It was started by a woman named Agatha from Africa, who has educated me on the importance of providing good quality foods to our children from a young age. The only sugars Cree eats are those from fruits.”
Tia also said that her and husband Cory practice certain rituals to ensure that Cree grows up Green. As the actress explains, “The main thing we do is use eco-friendly products, like Seventh Generation utensils, cups, plates, diapers, cleaning supplies, etc. We don’t want Cree breathing in any harsh chemicals. We try to be conscious of the amount of trash we have. Having a water filter allows us to be aware of not using too many water bottles. Since I am not able to hand wash due to my schedule, I use Seventh Generation laundry detergent and I feel less guilty. And yes, Cree will definitely grow up being aware of ways he can contribute to his environment.”
In addition to talking about her environmentally aware home, Tia encouraged parents to involve their children in activities that are Earth friendly. Hardrict states, “Involve them in recycling with a fun-colored recycling bin. Let them decorate and style their own bin. Let them recycle as a chore and collect a reward at the end! There are a lot of fun things you can do to get your kids involved.