nutrition label

5 Label Traps & How to Avoid Them

Nonna Joann • February 25th, 2010 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

We’d like to believe that food manufactures, or at the very least the Food and Drug Administration, are looking out for our health.
No, the only way you can be sure you are eating nutritious foods is to read and understand food labeling. The food manufacturer will do just about anything to convince you that their [...]

Ludicrous Labeling

Nonna Joann • February 23rd, 2010 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Cool Whip has 0g trans fat!
That’s what the label says. I’m NOT kidding.
I wanted to purchase a tub of Cool Whip for a talk I was giving on the
“10 Worst Foods of the Decade” and couldn’t find the tub variety, so I bought the aerosol can.
As you can imagine, I was more than a [...]

Multi-Sensory Learning Is Natural

Nonna Joann • January 16th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

There was a time when children helped plant, water, and weed the summer garden. They watched vegetables sprout and grow. Multi-sensory learning was natural. Toddlers helped pull up and then taste each yummy veggie as it ripened. At harvest, moms and their daughters canned and preserved everything the family grew.
Society has moved from an agricultural [...]

Sugar Tsunami

Nonna Joann • September 16th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

If we didn’t already have a sugar tsunami in America, food companies have doubled the amount of sugar they add to some of their most popular products. This includes soups and cereals.
Some of the biggest increases in sugar have been in breakfast cereals, and even whole-grain bread has become sweeter. It now routinely contains nearly [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Be Fooled by the Front of the Package Tease

Nonna Joann • March 18th, 2008 • Horrible Foods

Let’s spill the beans on the front of the package claims:

Natural only means the product is edible: Look for “100% All Natural”, “No Preservatives”, or “Certified Organically grown.”
Fortified, Enriched, Added, Extra, and Plus: You can be sure these products have had the nutrition removed and artificial ingredients have been added. Look for 100% whole-wheat bread, [...]