- the american heart association label on foods is something that companies pay to use. yes, there are criteria, but the label's on crazy things like instant oatmeal - which has so much sugar it's not really that healthy, but has met a "standard" for something like saturated fat.
- every bite contains a choice. i found it odd that the "original sun chips" were on an EAT THIS page in one book, and on a NOT THAT page in another book. the nutritional facts don't change. recommended as a good choice for a corn chip, but a bad choice for a crunchy snack. hmmm.....
- calorie counts might be wrong by as much as 10%! items are packaged on the "heavy" side because the company can be penalized for having less in the package than stated. (not that i'm a calorie counter...)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
eat this, not that!
i checked out a couple of these books from the library - one for kids, and one for supermarkets.
my overall impression: pertinent info, interesting presentation, thought provoking.
3 things i learned: