Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cookies for Breakfast?

Mark Bittman, New York Times Food Editor, looks at the problem with breakfast for children. Particularly the excessive sugar that goes into cereal and the money behind it. Jaw-dropping factoid:
At least 44 cereals recently studied by the Environmental Working Group contain more sugar in a cup than three Chips-Ahoy cookies.  A cup of the most sugary cereal ,  Honey Smacks ... contains more sugar than a Hostess Twinkie.

The money food companies to lobby for self regulation is equally fantastic. No surprise that the industry's agreement to regulate itself is met with a wink and a nod.

Our children deserve better.



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