"...but what can I do? I'm only one person!"
Well all it take is one person and one voice to bring change and create an uproar that IS heard by the corporate shepherds. If everyone exercises their right to freedom of speech, and stands up for what they believe in, then more people will feel empowered to join their voices to the cause. Thus "one voice" becomes a ROAR of the masses.
So don't be a Sheeple!!! Stand up and speak out! Because a single "WTF?!" can become a huge "No Effin' way!!" very quickly, and THEN change will happen!
Chocolate Toddler 'Formula' Pulled After Sugar Uproar
Mead Johnson Still Sells Vanilla Enfagrow to Toddlers, Feeding Obesity Epidemic, Say Nutritionists
June 10, 2010
Parents and nutritionists are up in arms about a line of designer toddler drinks containing mostly milk and sugar that are aimed at children as young as 1 year old.
They say the health claims of Mead Johnson's Enfagrow Premium -- a "toddler formula" for children 12 to 36 months old -- are unproven. The products contain more than 25 additives to boost growth, brain development and immunity for the kids, but some say the dollops of added sugar for flavoring may contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic.
The company responded to the firestorm of criticism by dropping its new chocolate-flavored product, which critics have considered the worst offender with 19 grams of sugar.
The chocolate version was discontinued after four months because of "the whole emotional evocative nature of chocolate," said Mead Johnson spokesman Chris Perille. "It's more associated with candy and sweets and things potentially not as beneficial. Flavor was more in conflict with a nutritious product."
In a prepared statement Wednesday, Mead Johnson said there had been "some misunderstanding and mischaracterization regarding the intended consumer" of the product. "The resulting debate has distracted attention from the overall benefits of the brand."
But the company still intends to sell its vanilla-flavored Enfagrow, which has 16 to 17 grams of sugar overall, and three other unflavored versions with 10 to 11 grams, targeting so-called "picky eaters" who could use a nutritional supplement.....
....When infants are ready to be weaned, (GAG!!! oh sorry, that's just me, not the news story- please read on) sometime after 12 months old, they are ready for nutritious table food, not formula, according to nutritionists, who encourage parents to expose toddlers to a wide-range of foods.
Dr. Keith Ayoob, director of the nutrition clinic at the Rose R. Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, said products like Emfagrow are fine when used therapeutically for children with special medical needs and wasting conditions who have high caloric needs.
"At times we recommend them," he said, but warns against giving it to the "average picky eater.
"For a toddler, I would try everything else first," said Ayoob. ...
...Natalya Murakhver, a 38-year-old New Yorker who expecting a daughter in two weeks, is distressed by Mead Johnson's marketing, especially its nutrition additives, which it has trademarked, "Triple Health Guard."
"It sounds like a pet food product," said Murakhver. "And where are all the studies? They are just selling it to use and you can't ask babies how they feel on it and they guinea pigs really."
Murakhver, who has a degree in food studies, worries about the lack of government oversight. As for her expectant baby, she is learning to read labels and look for more organic foods.
"Companies are selling us products not only that we don't need, but we should be avoiding at all costs," Murakhver said. "They are steering us toward processed food manufactured in labs, rather than whole food grown as close to nature as possible. It's appalling they try to sell these products to toddlers.
"I can't image starting 12-month-old in a sugared formula," she said. "It seems so anti-nature."
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So I just had to look up this chocolate milk shake for toddlers.... ugh! REALLY?!? Are parents so unaware of healthy eating that they would actually BUY this?!? Here's the list of ingredients:
Ingredients: Powder: Whole milk,‡ nonfat milk, sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, galactooligosaccharides,§ high oleic sunflower oil, maltodextrin, and less than 2%: tuna fish oil,|| magnesium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, calcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate,¶ cupric sulfate, sodium ascorbate, niacinamide, ascorbic acid, soy lecithin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B6 hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, vitamin D3, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, sodium chloride, natural and artificial flavor.
NOT even ONE of these claims is proven- and the more we learn about the DHA used by infant formula companies, the more we gag!!!
Discover the benefits of Enfagrow with Triple Health Guard.
Enfagrow with Triple Health Guard, a delicious chocolate flavor, and prebiotics to help support digestive health, you can be sure you're giving your toddler the right nutrition, at the right time.
- Toddlers need proper nutrition for healthy growth.
Now you can make sure he is making a good nutritional choice. With 25 nutrients — including Iron, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E — new Enfagrow PREMIUM Chocolate provides nutrition tailored for a developing toddler.
- 85% of brain growth will be completed by age 3.
New Enfagrow PREMIUM Chocolate has Omega-3 DHA & Iron, building blocks of the toddler's developing brain.
- Toddlers are still developing their immune systems.
New Enfagrow PREMIUM Chocolate has antioxidants to help support the immune system.
Enfagrow PREMIUM is intended as part of a balanced diet. All kids should eat and drink healthfully and get plenty of exercise.
Just say "NO!" Don't be a Sheeple.