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Myth 3: If It Is Sold as Something to Eat, It Is Food

Pediatric Fitness

Myth 3: If It Is Sold as Something to Eat, It Is Food

There are many misconceptions about proper nutrition and exercise. Nutritionists from the Pediatric Fitness Clinic explore 26 different myths and misconceptions, the truth behind them, and offer suggestions for what you can do instead.

Common Misconceptions 3: If It's Sold as Something to Eat, It Is Food

Just because it comes in a package, sold as food, does not mean it is "food". Besides tasting good, what nutritional valve do the "flaming hot chips of amazing crunch and flavor" truly have?

Try This Instead

When in doubt, look at the ingredients list on the package. Can you make sense of them? If you didn't know it was being sold as something to eat, would you recognize the ingredients as food? If you eat it, will it nourish your body?

Parental Advice

Encourage your kids to think about what they're eating and how to read labels. It's a habit that can benefit them for a lifetime.