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Posted on September 5, 2009 | tags


Biz: The new definition of healthy food is perhaps a bit too broad

  • These are horrible choices … It’s a blatant failure of this system and it makes it, I’m afraid, not credible.
  • Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Department Chair Walter C. Willett • On the food industry’s “Smart Choices Program,” which allows marketing to go on healthy food. Problem is, the healthy food includes such good-for-you staples as mayonnaise, Fudgesicle bars, Cocoa Krispies and Froot Loops. In the case of Froot Loops, the food meets the guidelines for fiber and Vitamins A and C, but doesn’t exceed the guidelines for fat, sodium and sugar. Even so, a box of Froot Loops is made up of 41% sugar. • source