Tag Archives: nutrition label

Sugar Is Addictive

Reduce Sugars In Your Kid’s Diet Today, people eat one hundred and fifty pounds of sugar in a year. That’s two-and-a-half pounds of sugar each week! Eliminating (or at least drastically reducing) sugars from your picky child’s diet is essential. For the child who’s not eating a healthy variety of foods, this one adjustment will open […]

5 Label Traps & How to Avoid Them

We’d like to believe that food manufactures, or at the very least the Food and Drug Administration, are looking out for our health. No, the only way you can be sure you are eating nutritious foods is to read and understand food labeling. The food manufacturer will do just about anything to convince you that […]

Ludicrous Labeling

Cool Whip has 0g trans fat! That’s what the label says. I’m NOT kidding. I wanted to purchase a tub of Cool Whip for a talk I was giving on the “10 Worst Foods of the Decade” and couldn’t find the tub variety, so I bought the aerosol can. As you can imagine, I was […]

Multi-Sensory Learning Is Natural

There was a time when children helped plant, water, and weed the summer garden. They watched vegetables sprout and grow. Multi-sensory learning was natural. Toddlers helped pull up and then taste each yummy veggie as it ripened. At harvest, moms and their daughters canned and preserved everything the family grew. Society has moved from an […]

Sugar Tsunami

If we didn’t already have a sugar tsunami in America, food companies have doubled the amount of sugar they add to some of their most popular products. This includes soups and cereals. Some of the biggest increases in sugar have been in breakfast cereals, and even whole-grain bread has become sweeter. It now routinely contains […]

Don’t Be Fooled by the Front of the Package Tease

Let’s spill the beans on the front of the package claims: Natural only means the product is edible: Look for “100% All Natural”, “No Preservatives”, or “Certified Organically grown.” Fortified, Enriched, Added, Extra, and Plus: You can be sure these products have had the nutrition removed and artificial ingredients have been added. Look for 100% […]