Are Food Labels Misleading?


Every mommy wants her children to be healthy and happy, and this is accomplished in so many ways. We make happy kids by building their self-esteem and letting them know how much they are loved. We surround our children with books and games that develop their mind. We take them to the doctor for regular check-ups. But, how often do we think about the food that we are feeding our children every day?

One of my favorite websites, Green Smoothie Girl by Robyn Openshaw, recently exposed some myths about food labels. A couple of the points she shares are:

The “whole grain” label requires only that 51% of the grain be the whole grain. That means 49% of it can (and usually is) bleached, refined white flour. Purchase only food labelled “100% whole grain” instead.

No regulations exist for the term “natural,” so you could technically buy something labeled “natural” made entirely from refined sugar, salt, and lard!

I know that many of you look for food items that are whole grain and natural. Did you know you may not be getting what you thought?

I hope you will visit Green Smoothie Girl to learn more about the food label myths and how you can make sure that your kids are eating the best foods possible for their growing minds and bodies.


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