Our concerns surrounding the current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics food industry partners goes beyond their generally unhealthful product portfolios. We believe corporate behavior also needs to be examined.
Case in point — Academy partner Kellogg’s is being sued over “made with real fruit” claims on its Super Mario branded snacks:
The “real fruit” in this product is nothing more than apple puree concentrate — and it’s listed after corn syrup and sugar.
We believe our professional organization should point to these sorts of deceptive advertising tactics as one of the many problems in our current food environment, rather than embrace and support companies that are continually coming under fire for “healthwashing” unhealthy products.