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"brandon chips" Discussed on Food Issues

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"brandon chips" Discussed on Food Issues

"That are really too high in added sugars. study found. Is that the top source of added sugar in school meals for both breakfast. Lunch is flavored milk so chocolate. Milk vanilla milk shraga strawberry mill. The other top sources for breakfast were sweden cereals. So you know you have breakfast. Cereal muffins and other pastries and then condiments and toppings so to your point syrup with a little bit of a fruit in it and that was also a top source for lunch too. So you know you'd be surprised that it's not just the pancakes syrup at breakfast. That's top source. But or the icing on say sediment un's but it can also be the barbecue sauce at lunch That some of these these condiments and toppings have a lot of sugar of a lot of sodium too and then there are other things like dried fruit dried fruit that served in schools live. Cranberry snacks are loaded with added sugars. Ads at some of these products again could exceed kiss entire day's worth of added sugars. Yeah and i think the flavored milk is is. I don't know if you would agree with this but it's controversial. Because i've i've seen pediatricians come out and say that chocolate milk is not a bad thing for kids if it gets them to drink the mel we've seen as well. There's a debate about whether also low fat milk or higher. Fat milks are healthier for you than fat free milks and what the dietary guidelines says which. Again the the are expert attrition advice. That looks at all of the research brings together all of the nutrition scientists to come up with the latest nutrition recommendations based on the science. Is that We have to limit the amount of saturated fat in milks and so to drink really fat free and low fat and not not whole whole milk for instance and to limit added sugars which means limiting flavored flavored milks at especially in the school setting. Given that it's the top source of editors. Yeah and one thing that i discovered. Recently you know just doing research about this is that there's copycat foods in the cafeteria and i'd love for you to talk about what those are because it's really. It's just really surprising from a parent's perspective that this is happening. So copycat foods are essentially the foods that are served in the grocery store that the parents buy for their kids. Look the same as the foods that are served in school so that the same seem brands Students are familiar with and that the these companies are able to market the same product to the students whether you're shopping in the grocery store with their parents or guardians or weather throughout school and of course the difference being is that that same product so say like the gold fish that you'd buy on the shelf at the grocery store if it's in school is part of the school news program has to meet nutrition standards and so that goldfish has to say half less salt and and be more whole grain. Where the same goldfish you'd by. The store wouldn't and it's a marketing gimmick that happens essentially used to try to create brand loyalty among students. And make sure that you know they're. The students are considering the same products that they're also buying at the grocery store and of course what we would love to see is instead the flip where if you can make these products healthier for students these'll mostly low income students who are relying on the school meals program. Then why not do that for your regular brands. That are serving in the grocery store. So why not that. Have those goldfish have less salts and more grades to be just slightly healthier even though it still processed which i know a lot of people also have concerns about right and then the kids are going to get the higher sugar version in the store and they're just over consuming sugar throughout the day in so many different places that's right and because there's no added sugar standards for school meals that those products could be just as sugary laugh to see if we hopefully i have another sugar standard in school meals going forward if those muffins or pastries or sweetened cereals are slightly lower. added sugars in the school setting. Have the same amount of added sugars in the retail setting and You know again whether these companies would would do better by just reformulating products uniformly so that the products slightly healthier. No matter where you buy them. Do you think that ever down the line. There could be restrictions about these companies coming in as food service providing the food in schools whereas schools or or maybe schools would come out and say we're not going to purchase food from these companies are only going to. Have you know a list of companies that we're going to purchase from. It's it's a bit for a lot of schools across the country because along schools don't have kitchens and so they do rely on these companies to make the food for them and so what we really need at the national level is to make sure that the standards are as strong as possible so that these companies reformulate or products to make them healthier so that for a lot of the schools that don't have kitchen facilities can't make the food themselves That instead of having to pick and choose which companies are doing better they that every company that wants to sell fit and food in the school food marketplace is going to be these these Stronger standards and could go for you know if if they do wanna address copycat obstacles. Schools can't have a policy that eliminate them so they wouldn't buy goldfish or like the brandon chips or other snacks. things like beverages. Things like that are copycats. So schools care do that. Let's agree point so we're gonna take a break and when we come back we're going to talk about What's been going on with added sugar and what parents can do about it if you have picky eaters. You're not alone. And as a mom of two i totally get it but through the years as both a journalist anna mom. I've discovered the secrets to raising kids. Who love their veggies and will eat just about anything. I want to share what i've learned with you in my free. E book fifteen secrets to raise healthy eaters and put an end to picky eating. This book is filled with evidence based real life strategies. That will help. You raise healthy eaters without sneaking foods bribing negotiating or making food into art projects to get the book. Just go to julie revlon dot com and click on freebies so colin are there groups currently working to reduce the amount of added sugars in school nails a lot of groups including the center for science. The public interest my organization. There are a lot of groups that work with schools to to lower. the amount of added. Sugars are a lot of school districts that have been doing this to a lot of the big bigger school districts across the country from california to illinois to florida Their their handful of school districts that are starting to allow flavored. Milk's not allow that chocolate milk for that. Strawberry milk were look at the breakfast pastries breakfast again. Is.

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