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?
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.