Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Morning Sugar Rush?

You may want to take an extra look at what cereal is filling your kids' bowls! 
"In a study of 84 children’s cereals from the four big manufacturers (Kellogg’s, Post, General Mills and Quaker Oats), the majority contained more sugar than three chocolate chip cookies.

The report comes at a time when the federal government is considering voluntary guidelines for foods marketed to children. With obesity rates at epidemic levels, a federal inter-agency group wants the industry to limit the sodium, fats and added sugars in the foods and drinks advertised to kids ages 2 to 17.

But the industry has lobbied against the proposal, which would take effect in 2016. Food companies say the guidelines are back-door regulations that would effectively ban food advertising to youth because they are so severe."
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Source: Washington Post

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