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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s in the Food, When You Eat Out?

Nonna Joann • December 16th, 2008 • Mealtimes with Kids

I recently had lunch with my daughter, Joy. We ate at the Souper Salad restaurant near her office. The salad and soup (and now potato) bar approach is family-friendly, because it’s usually not expensive, each person chooses what they like to eat, and the best part is it’s all you can eat.
It’d been a while [...]

Sugar Is Addictive

Nonna Joann • August 1st, 2008 • Horrible Foods

Reduce the amount of sugar in your kid’s diet!  Today, people eat one hundred and fifty pounds of sugar in a year. That’s two-and-a-half pounds of sugar each week! Eliminating (or at least drastically reducing) sugars from your picky child’s diet is essential. For the child who’s not eating a healthy variety of foods, this one [...]