Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Log In
Home FAQ Products Order About Blog Allergies Contact Non-Retail Buyers My Account
Butter Oil 17
By-Products 4
Cod Liver Oil 106
Dave's Rants 45
General Health Topics 85
Giveaway 1
Office and service updates 15
promotions 13
Skate Liver Oil 10
Skin Care 6
The Wetzel Family 1
Vitamin A 19
Vitamin D 36
Recent Posts
Historical Perspectives of Cod Liver Oil...
Scientific Analysis. Small amounts of trans fatty acids are naturally occurring in fish, i...
Hockey is in my blood.
Scientific Analysis of Dr. Jacob Friest...
We celebrate the birth of Brihanna Lynn...
about our products agriculture Book Giveaway Carl Wetzel coconut oil dental discussion detoxification Dr. Jacob Fritz economics economy environmental toxins farming fatty acids FDA feed grade products fermentation Fermented Cod Liver Oil Fermented Cod Liver Oil Label Fermented Cod Liver Oil Safety fish fertilizer Freedom From Fibromyalgia General Health Discussion Giveaway Glyphosate GMO foods health freedom history of CLO History of Cod Liver Oil Hockey how to take humor Leah E. McCllough new product office ordering information other products production methods promotions Recipes sacred food Sale/Promotion scientific analysis service updates skin products storage testimonial testing Trans Fatty Acids vitamin D Weston A. Price Foundation what are we doing whole foods Wise Traditions Conference
By Author
Sandrine Love
David Wetzel
Subramaniam Sathivel, Ph.D.
Green Pasture Products
David Wetzel of Green Pasture Products
Dr. Donal Weber - Posted Green Pasture Products
Green Pasture Products - Wikipedia Source
Natural News - Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
David Noakes
Minute Earth
Maria Atwood, CNHP
Dr. Danenberg
Metro Manila, Philippines
Article #1 Tom Boggioni and Article #2 Mark Hefflinger
Norfolk Daily News/DARIN EPPERLY
Dr. Jerome J. King, Dr. Randolph M. Howes, and Dr. Jie Zhang
Well Being Journal Vol. 24, No, 2- Alvin Danenberg, D.D.S
Green Pasture
Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS
Historic Trivia
VI Perez
Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor
Green Pasture - Jie
Bruce Fife N.D.
Sandrine Love and Mohmmad Naser
Dr. David Levi, ND
Chris Kresser
Michael F Holick
Foster Clug
Yahoo News - Foster Klug
Michelle - Spirit State Chief Blogger and Editor
Conan Milner, Epoch Times | December 20, 2013
Sir Albert Howard, CLE
Alison Birks, MS AHG, CNS
Edurne Ubani
L.J. DE Jongh MD
Dr Wendy Meyer
Louis Williams
Adam Cloe
Dr. Don Huber
Dave Wetzel
Raine Saunders
Dr. Donald Weber
fish scam
Waleed M. Abuzeid; Nadeem A. Akbar; Mark A. Zacharek Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Andre Evans
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji
Gary North
The Economic Collapse Blog
Hank Mills
Martin A. Armstrong
aajonus vonderplanitz, phd, scientific nutritionist
Dr. Orly Taitz. Esq.
David Wetzel
Mark Crislip under General,Herbs and Supplements
Dr. David G. Williams
Catherine O'Driscoll on April 26, 2011
Eric Odom ~ Planes, Trains, and Politics
Dr. Rosann Volmert DO
Gary Friedman
Quoting from SafeLawns.Blog posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Paul Tukey
Dr.Huber's Letter To the USDA
Written Heda Belle Decrito, R.N
[<< Back]

Babble’s List of the 10 Most Unhealthy Foods Marketed to Kids

May 4, 2012


Babble’s List of the 10 Most Unhealthy Foods Marketed to Kids

Do your kids eat pre-packaged, processed foods? If so, they may not be getting the nutrition they need to support their growth and development.

Last fall, Babble posted the 10 most unhealthy “health” foods marketed to kids. It’s encouraging to see mainstream web sites telling the truth about products from the food industry, and hopeful that more will be uncovered in the future. This is invaluable information all parents should have.

As parents, we are bombarded with information from companies about the products they sell. It can be overwhelming. What companies don’t tell us is that labeling is deceptive, and the claims made there usually don’t tell the truth about the food it represents.

Companies use terms such as “all natural” or “organic“, “low calorie“, “low-sodium“, but that doesn’t mean it’s healthy for your child.

Besides lacking in nutrients, these foods also contain stabilizers, preservatives, emulsifiers, dyes, and neurotoxins which actually destroy cells in the brain. These additives allow foods to remain longer on the shelf and maintain consistency in the way foods appear in packages, boxes, or cans.

Here’s Babble’s list of 10 most unhealthy “health” foods marketed to kids:

  • Granola bars
  • Flavored organic yogurt
  • Apple juice
  • Rice milk
  • Fruit leather
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Turkey breast deli meat
  • Dried fruit
  • Rice cakes
  • Multi-grain cereal

This list is a good start, but there are thousands more to watch out for too:

  • Crackers
  • Bread
  • Food bars
  • Cookies
  • Chips – even “organic”, “baked” and “no-trans fats” labeled
  • Pastas
  • Bagels
  • Canned “meal” foods like Chef-Boyardee, soups, chilis, stews (yes, even most organic varieties)
  • Low-fat dairy foods like milk, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheeses, spreadable cheeses, kefir, and others
  • Frozen pizzas, hot pockets, and meal entrees
  • Boxed cereals – which contain highly-processed, extruded grains
  • Frozen waffles, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, and other similar foods
  • Soda
  • Energy drinks
  • Spritzers
  • Juice
  • Nuts
  • Most deli meats – even the organic varieties have MSG or engineered flavorings – read the labels and you’ll see “natural flavors”, “celery root powder”, or “carageenan”

Isn’t it time let these food companies know we won’t support them and to stop buying their toxic, unhealthy products? Children need nutrients to grow and develop. They won’t get them from these “foods”. It’s not in the best interest of the food industry to ensure you get a quality product that’s good for your health. Their main goal is to make money. Very few of them are conscientious or ethical enough to produce a high-quality product that you could feel good about feeding to your child. Corporations in the food industry spend most of their budgets in marketing the product and making sure it will last on the shelf. If the product doesn’t last long enough to sell, money is lost.


Growing children need need fats, proteins, and carbohydrates that are whole and complete. That nutrition is simply absent from most foods marketed to kids as well as most food products on the market. These foods are modified, deodorized, subjected to high temperatures, extruded, irradiated, come from genetically-modified sources, are full of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones.

Low-calorie and low-fat foods are not real, whole foods. Most foods with this wording on the labels are modified and have sugar and/or chemicals added to them. Nature got it right the first time, why should we second-guess it and think we know better?

How to make sure your kids get the nutrition they need:

  • Eliminate processed and packaged foods
  • Serve your kids healthy fats and proteins every day to support their digestive tracts, brains, endocrine, and immune systems: grass-fed meats and poultry, eggs from hens on pasture, organ meats, raw milk and dairy foods from healthy cows on pasture such as milk, butter, cream, yogurt, kefir, cod liver oil, seafood, coconut, olive, and palm oil, and lard and tallow from healthy animals on pasture
  • Make lunches for your kids to take to school
  • As much as possible, make everything from scratch at home
  • Avoid buying conventional produce, grains, nuts, and legumes, choose organic and sustainable, and prepare them traditionally – with olive oil or coconut oil, cooked in butter, lard, or tallow, soaked,sprouted, or fermented/cultured. When foods are prepared traditionally, they are delicious and easier to digest.
  • Choose raw milk from healthy cows on pasture and make cultured dairy products from them
  • If your child will be going somewhere with or without you and there will be foods served you don’t want him or her to eat, pack something in advance. Minimize processed, sugary, treats and “food products” when your child is away from home by packing snacks or lunches for them. Have reasonable limits on what they eat, and feed them before leaving home.
  • Try fermented cod liver oil for superior nutritional support. FCLO contains natural Vitamins A & D that are not synthetic, and also Omega 3s and many other nutrients your child needs for digestive, brain and nervous system health, and immune support.

More information:

Deceptions in the food industry: low-fat foods

Deceptions in the food industry: whole grains

Deceptions in the food industry: low-sodium and no salt added

Deceptions in the food industry: Omega 3s

Healthy fats make healthy children

Deceptions in the food industry: all-natural

Categories: General Health Topics
Tags: General Health Discussion

Add your comment...

Your Name (required)
eMail Address (required - never shown publicly)
Location City & State or Province & Country
Optional Image Allowable file extensions are jpg,jpeg,gif,png and maximum size is 500 KB

Comments Bookmark and Share Share Print Permalink

[<< Back]
Home | FAQ | Products | Order | About | Blog | Allergies | Contact | Non-Retail Buyers | My Account

Copyright © 2002-2015, Green Pasture Products, Inc. All rights reserved.  |  Product Photographs courtesy of Sandrine Hahn 
X-Factor Gold, Blue Ice, and Blue Breeze are trademarks of Green Pasture Products, Inc.
Terms of UseReturns/Changes & Cancellations Privacy Policy 

Powered by FullPartner