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Nonna Joann’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna Joann • December 24th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Nonna’s Ten ‘Worst’ Foods of the Decade Part 2
Our food supply has become so polluted that it’s difficult to discern what’s a whole food and what’s not. I’ve divided my ‘Top 10 Worst Foods of the Decade’ in half. Today’s blog contains the second half: 5 through 1.
Click Here to see Part One. [...]



The Decade’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna Joann • December 22nd, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Part 1
How Did I Choose the Foods On Nonna’s ‘Worst’ Foods List?
I must admit this list was harder to put together than I first thought. Our food supply is mostly processed and when you’re talking about processed anything, well, it’s just not healthy. I decided to pick the most common horrible foods I could think [...]



Taking Candy from a Baby

Nonna Joann • July 7th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Summer’s Memory-Making Foods
My recent blog,
Summer Food Fun, was written as a response to a mom’s question on
mamapedia.com. She exemplified the problem parents face with finding healthy and easy snacks. We often rely on processed snacks, just because they’re convenient. Although, I offered numerous tasty suggestions for healthy munching, there was at least one who was unimpressed.
Rita left this comment on my Summer [...]



Soft Drink’s Double Health Hazard

Nonna Joann • June 11th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Soda Pop
Part 2: Phosphoric Acid
Picky eaters love soda pop! Don’t think toddlers and preschoolers drink much pop? Soft drinks provide more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old’s diet than cookies, candies, and ice cream combined. Yikes!
More than 15 billion gallons of soda pop were sold in 2000. That’s least one 12-ounce can per day for every man, [...]



High Fructose Corn Syrup

Nonna Joann • June 9th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

What danger do picnics, barbecues, camping, cool movie theaters,
& swimming pool, birthday and beach parties have in common?
Carbonated Soft Drinks
Soda Pop Part 1: High Fructose Corn Syrup
To beat the heat, we often reach for an ice-cold can of soda pop! Today, more than a quarter of ALL drinks consumed in the U.S. are carbonated drinks.
Most parents are [...]



Processed Foods = Sugar

Nonna Joann • May 21st, 2009 • Horrible Foods

How much sugar is there in processed foods?

Turns out a lot!
We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. He lays [...]



Hidden Toxin in Food

Nonna Joann • April 23rd, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Not the First to Deceive
Initially, trans fat was touted as a healthy alternative to other fats! For years, products with trans fat, like margarine, were thought to be a healthy choice. After 30 years of pressure, the FDA finally admitted that trans fat is harmful to health. Trans fat wasn’t always identified, but lumped together [...]



Eating Out and Trans Fat

Nonna Joann • March 8th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Twenty-one percent of toddlers eat French fries EVERY DAY!

In the United States, typical French fries have about 40 percent trans fat, and many cookies and crackers range from 30 to 50 percent trans fat. Doughnuts have approximately 35 percent trans fatty acids. A couple of the worst offenders are found in many kitchens-stick margarine and [...]



Nonna’s Happy Meal Blog

Nonna Joann • March 3rd, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Even picky eaters will eat fast food, especially French fries. A recent survey found the French fry to be baby’s first finger food. When I talk to moms, they always insist their children don’t eat that many French fries. Someone is in denial.
Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed government data on 6,500 children and teens, ages 2 to 18. They [...]



BPA Under Scrutiny

Nonna Joann • September 18th, 2008 • Horrible Foods

BPA Debate Goes On
The FDA has said that BPA doesn’t pose a risk to people. BPA (bisphnol A) is a hormone-like chemical found in plastics. Although, the three studies which the FDA based their opinion, were funded by the chemical industry.

Hundreds of independent studies suggest the chemical poses serious risks. The latest research links BPA [...]