This is sad


Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times First graders at the William D. Kelley School in Philadelphia learn about nutrition in gym class

NYT article about childhood obesity in Philly shows that Tastykake is now classified as “bread!”

Some companies are adjusting their recipes, although hardly drastically. After Philadelphia schools stopped buying the sugary products of the local bakery icon Tastykake, the company created a 190-calorie muffin, reducing sugar enough to move it below flour on the list of ingredients. The new formulation, which uses whole grains, got Tastykake muffins back on the school breakfast menu and classified as bread. “It is sweet,” said Autumn R. Bayles, a company senior vice president. “Sugar is just not the first ingredient.”

I don’t think that sugar should be in the first 5 ingredients.  And white flour is little different from sugar anyway!  I was overweight as a kid, and essentially addicted to Entenmann’s pastries.

I suppose any movement is good, but this is very, very little progress 🙁

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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