SURPRISE! YOUR CEREAL'S UNHEALTHY!
Think cereals, fruit drinks, and soups are healthy choices for your kids? Think again. A new study by the Prevention Institute shows that claims printed on the front of kid-friendly foods are often misleading. A whopping 84 percent of products tested, from breakfast cereals and granola bars to canned and frozen meals, didn't even meet basic nutritional standards—in spite of official-looking labels and promises of added vitamins, minerals, and fiber. How bad could it be? Forty-nine of the 58 products failed the test for nutritional guidelines. So, here are the results: Ninety-five percent of the products contained added sugar. More than half (53 percent) were too low in fiber. Nearly a quarter of the prepared foods were high in saturated fats, and 36 percent of them were high in sodium. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />
So who failed?Apple JacksChocolate CheeriosCinnamon Toast CrunchCocoa PuffsCookie CrispCookie Crisp – SprinklesCorn PopsFroot LoopsFrosted CheeriosFrosted FlakesHoney Nut CheeriosLucky CharmsReese’s PuffsRice KrispiesTrixCapri Sun 100% Fruit JuiceSkippy Creamy Peanut ButterSkippy Super Chunk Peanut ButterCampbell’s Chicken & Stars SoupCampbell’s Chicken Alphabet SoupCampbell’s TomatoCampbell’s SpaghettiOs – Originaland YES even the Dannon Light & Fit Nonfat Yogurt –VanillaSo what passed:Capri Sun 100 Percent Juice Fruit Punch Kid Cuisine Bug Safari Chicken Breast NuggetsKid Cuisine Karate Chop Chicken SandwichKid Cuisine Campfire Hot DogKid Cuisine Pop Star Popcorn ChickenKid Cuisine Magical Cheese Stuffed Crust PizzaQuaker Chewy Granola Bars (25 percent less sugar Chocolate Chip only)Kool Aid Fun Fizz Drink Drops (Giggling Grape only) Campbell's Princess-Shaped Spaghetti-Os