FLR 013: Lunchables - The Poster Child for Processed Foods

March 31, 2017

INGREDIENT OF THE DAY:  Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Hands down, Oscar Mayers’ Lunchables, meal-in-a-box for kids, has got to be the most chemicalized and industrialized food product on the grocery store shelves.  Although, at first glance, it’s nutritional deficiencies are not blaring, the sheer number and poor quality of the ingredients is shocking, particularly since the Lunchables product targets children, the most vulnerable people in our society.  In this episode, I’ll look at what’s in the box, explore some new, never-before-seen ingredients (at least in this podcast), compare the Lunchables option against a healthy, but unlikely, alternative, and finally address the overarching issue of childhood diseases directly affected by products like Lunchables.  

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Trashables: Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables Are Nasty – But the Message to Kids Is Worse by Michael Jacobson, Huffington Post




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