|What's scary is that even schools are using this website |
to teach children about nutrition
The only problem is that it does just the opposite, like a nutritional Bizarro World.
For example, one of the "healthy" recipes under the website's Smart Snacks category is the Groovy Grape Ape Smoothie, a lethal concoction of grape juice, low-fat fruit flavored yogurt and banana that has a whopping 49 grams of sugar per serving.
That's more than 12 teaspoons of sugar.
Good thing they use low-fat yogurt, right? (Um, wrong.)
What kills me is that the heading for the nutrition facts is "Why It's Good for You."
It's like an ad for handguns that says they they're good for children because they reduce class size.
The mainstream American Heart Association recommends that children ages 4 to 8 consume no more than 16 grams of added sugar a day. So even if we deduct the 7 grams of sugar from the half banana and another few for the lactose in the dairy and possible actual fruit in the yogurt, we're still left with 18 grams of sugar from the grape juice.
|May as well give your kids |
glasses of sugar cubes as most fruit juice.
No surprise that the number of children ages 5 to 17 who are obese has quintupled since the low-fat, high-sugar diet was first packaged and sold to American in the 1970s
What is especially nefarious about the unholy alliance between the food industry, federal government and alleged health professionals is that lending their names to the Kidnetics.com website will cause gullible parents to believe they are feeding their children nutritious meals and snacks.
Here are the bad actors that support and fund this Kidnetic.com:
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Dietetic Association
- International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation/Center for
- National Recreation and Park Association
- The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
- America On The Move™
- Food Marketing Institute
- Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D., F.A.D.A.
Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center
- Harold W. Kohl, III, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Ellen L. O'Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D.
Public Health Professor
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
- Russell R. Pate, M.S., Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
- David A. Schultz, Ph.D., M.Div.
Assistant Professor, Applied Developmental Psychology
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
- Timothy J. Tobolic, MD
American Academy of Family Physicians
Byron Center, MI
- Meg Zeller, Ph.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Hershey Foods Corporation
- H.J. Heinz Company Foundation
- Keebler Company
- Kellogg Company
- Kraft Foods
- Masterfoods USA
- McDonald’s Corporation
- National Confectioners Association
- The Procter & Gamble Company
- PepsiCo, Inc.
- Sara Lee Corporation
- Snack Food Association
Aside from boycotting the companies above -- which isn't hard to do if you already avoid added sugar and most highly processed foods -- we need to ask the federal government to stop lending its name to this disease causing website posing as a reputable source of nutrition information for children.
Where are you when we need you Michelle Obama?
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