When I saw this box of cookies at the grocery store it actually made me mad! REALLY! Isn’t it hard enough to teach our children the difference between what is a healthy food you eat everyday and what are treats to eat on occasion? There are so many things wrong with this I don’t know where to start. I usually try not to be too opinionated in my posts but I really think that this is what is contributing to the obesity of our nation.
I feel like it is a flashback to the 90’s when people were getting fat on “fat-free” rice cakes. How many people out there are going to look at this box of cookies and say, “Hey, these are nutritious, go ahead Joshua, have 8!” I feel strongly about educating Americans about reading labels and not just looking at the front of a package. If you did take the time to read the ingredients you would find that the first ingredient is sugar. You could basically give your kid a handful of Oreos and a Flintstone Vitamin and get the same nutritional value.
I sign my posts with, “Keep it Real. Keep it Simple. Make it Matter.” This is an excellent example of what I am saying to you. Keep it Real. If you want to eat a cookie, bake a cookie and eat a real cookie! A cookie that is meant to be enjoyed as a treat. Cookies are not a food group and should not be eaten as a source of nutrition. That is sending mixed messages to the young people who you are trying to teach how to make healthy choices. Keep it Simple. There is way too much going on in this box of WhoNu cookies. WhoNU, who knew what? That Americans were so stupid? Make it Matter. If you want to eat something of nutritional value, the best way to get it is from the food source itself. “As much Vitamin C as a cup of blueberries”!? Blueberries are a superfood full of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber and a whole symphony of vitamins and enzymes that will love you. Eat the blueberries, or kiwi or another food rich in Vitamin C.
If I have offended anyone by this post, well, just delete it. If you have stopped to think about what I am saying, maybe it is a good time to survey items in your pantry or refrigerator that may be conveying false or mixed messages.
Keep it Real. Keep it Simple. Make it Matter. – Andrea