New Food Attitude

Jay Mankita c 2005

When I was just a tiny little pup

Back in the day when I was growing up

I learned how to do a whole lot of stuff

Learning new things, I just couldn’t get enough

How to tie my shoes, how to button my shirt

How to cross the street so I wouldn't get hurt

I didn't know nothin' about healthy food

But now healthy food is my new attitude


We're singing this song ‘cause we want to be strong

Happy – yay! when we work and play

Healthy, natural, foods all day


I always pigged out on TV dinners,

Then I went on a diet trying to get thinner

I ate 10 portions, like there were 10 of me

Now I wouldn’t do that to my worst enemy

Greasy junk food, sugary stuff

Stuffing my face like I couldn’t get enough

I didn't know nothin' about healthy food

But now healthy food is my new attitude


I ate cake for breakfast, and ice cream for soup

Chocolate by itself was it’s own food group.

Brushed my teeth with soda, and flossed with candy.

I ate whatever junk food was handy

No oats or brown rice or whole grain bread

No fruits or veggies, I ate sugar instead.

I didn't know nothin' about healthy food

But now healthy food is my new attitude


So now, here I am, a grown-up man

I eat healthy food whenever I can

Tastes better than eating all of that junk

And I’m fast as a chipmunk, strong as a tree trunk

So I’m all grown up and now I’m takin’ my turn

I’m going to sing about everything I learn

I didn't know nothin' about healthy food

But now healthy food is my new attitude

Jay Mankita Productions 2011