Americans have been advised to start their days with nutritious breakfast cereals like Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes for generations.
However, those cereals and other morning staples can no longer make that claim in light of recent changes to federal regulations.
The FDA stated in a press release that the recommendations were made following the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health “as well as the release of the related national strategy, which seeks to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce diet-related diseases, and close disparity gaps by 2030.”
- Bran Raisins (9 grams of added sugars)
- Cheerios with hazelnuts (12 grams of added sugars)
- Pop Tarts (300 milligrams of sodium; 4 grams of added sugars)
- Honey-Roasted Oats in Bunches with Honey (8 grams of added sugars)
- Wheaties with frosting (12 grams of added sugars)
- Life (8 grams of added sugars)
According to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, nutrition is essential to enhancing the health of our country. Healthy eating can reduce our risk of developing chronic diseases. But it’s possible that too many individuals are unaware of what makes healthy diet. The decision by the FDA will assist in educating more Americans about how to enhance health outcomes, address health inequities, and save lives.