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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The New York Times - Serving Size Snafu

The New York Times took a look at serving sizes. For me the most interesting examples were the blueberry muffin and the Healthy Choice soup. The soup carries the seal of the Heart Association.

A half muffin is the usual serving size according to the label. The soup comes in what clearly appears to be a single serving sized bowl ready to be micro-waved. In reality it contains two servings of soup. This is a bowl of soup meant to be shared with a friend. Get out two spoons.

Business Playlist - Video Library - The New York Times

After viewing the NYT video, Rockinon has a four-part series looking at food. If you only have time for one, I suggest reading Part IV.


We're killing ourselves with an unhealthy lifestyle. Part I
We're killing ourselves with an unhealthy lifestyle. Part II
We're killing ourselves with an unhealthy lifestyle. Part III
We're killing ourselves with an unhealthy lifestyle. Part IV

This topic, the dishonest marketing of our food, is hot right now. The Huffington Post carried a link this weekend to a story looking at dishonest food claims.

Cheers,
Rockinon

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