Psychedelic Flavors

Nonna Joann • February 15th, 2010 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Do you know what percentage of food dollars is spent on processed foods, most, if not all, which have added chemicals to enhance flavor?
Kids are conditioned to these psychedelic flavors. The additives like food flavorings, 
high fructose corn syrup, MSG and salt are almost always ingredients in processed foods, especially junk foods. Salt is added [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

We Lie About What We Eat

Nonna Joann • August 28th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

We regularly lie about three things: sex, money, and what we eat.
We lie most about what we eat. Because we desperately want to believe we eat a healthy diet; we comfort ourselves with lies and food myths. We believe we eat better than most of the world!
Americans are fatter than the rest of the world, [...]

Trans Fat, Interesterified Fat & MSG—Oh My!

Nonna Joann • August 2nd, 2008 • Horrible Foods

Horrible foods negatively affect your family’s health! 
Following is information concerning some of the most horrible things found in our in food: Trans Fat, Interesterified Fat, and MSG. Because these ingredients are commonly found in processed and junk foods, children and even picky eaters frequently ingest them.

Trans Fat
Trans fatty acid is created when the molecular structure of a [...]

Junk Food Is, Well, Junk

Nonna Joann • July 15th, 2008 • Horrible Foods

Morgan Spurlock, producer, director, and guinea pig of Super-Size Me, shocked America by documenting his month-long fast-food binge. I had no desire to watch his movie…until recently. I thought the premise was preposterous, after all, who wouldn’t expect to gain weight after eating exclusively at McDonalds?
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Supersize-Me, actually shed light [...]