Saturday, January 30, 2010

It IS Yogurt, So It IS Healthy...Right?

We see the commercials all the time urging us to buy the latest and greatest kids yogurt. You know the ones, the yogurts with the coolest, cutest characaters on them. Maybe the ones that taste like cotton candy, or a yummy breakfast cereal have caught the eye of the littlest eaters in your house. But, are those yogurts all they're cracked up to be?

Let's take a look at some of those yogurt products:

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Everybody knows that "Trix is for kids." That's why Trix yogurt is the most fun and colorful yogurt, with two colors in every cup and "kids-only" fruity flavors like Wildberry Blue and Strawberry Banana Bash!

While kids love the great taste and the double blast of color under every lid, Moms love the wholesome goodness of real Yoplait® yogurt.

Yoplait, the only leading yogurt with vitamin D in every cup!

*This is the advertisment for the yogurt, now lets take a peek at the label:


Yoplait Trix Nutritional Facts Fruit Flavors multi-pack

CHOOSE A FLAVOR Fruit Flavors multi-pack Serving Size: 4 oz / 113g
Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 5


Total Fat - Grams 0.5

% DV Fat 1

Saturated Fat - grams 0.5

% DV Saturated Fat 2

Trans Fat - grams 0

Cholesterol - mg less 5

% DV Cholesterol 1

Sodium - mg 50

% DV Sodium 2

Potassium - mg 160

% DV Potassium 5


Total Carbohydrate - grams 18

%DV Carbohydrate 5

Dietary Fiber - grams 0

% DV Dietary Fiber 0

Sugars - grams 14

Protein - grams 4

% DV Protein 6


% DV Vitamin A 10

% DV Vitamin C 0

% DV Calcium 10

% DV Iron 0

% DV Vitamin D 10

% DV Phosphorus 8


Diet Exchanges 1/2 skim milk, 1 carbohydrate

Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Low Fat Milk, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Kosher Gelatin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate Added to Maintain Freshness, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Red #40, Blue #1, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.




Flavors: Cotton Candy, Raspberry Rainbow, Strawberry Banana Bash, Strawberry Kiwi, Strawberry Punch, Triple Cherry, Watermelon Burst, Wild Berry Blue, Outrageous Bubble Gum, Rockin' Rainbow Sherbet

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Stoneyfield Yokids Yogurt Cups

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YoKids is real food made with pure organic ingredients produced on real family farms. We don't use fillers, gelatin, phony colors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup, like you'll find in other kids' yogurts

This is the advertisement for the yogurt and here's the label:

strawberry & banilla - YoKids organic - lowfat yogurt

Serving Size 1 containerAmount Per Serving 113gCalories 80Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*Total Fat 1g2%Sat Fat 0.5g3%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 5mg2%Sodium 70mg3%Potassium 240mg7%Total Carbohydrate 13g4%Dietary Fiber 0g0%Sugars 13gProtein 5g10%
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%Calcium 20%Iron 0%Thiamin 4%Riboflavin 15%Vitamin B6 2%Vitamin B12 8%Pantothenic Acid 4%Phosphorus 15%Magnesium 4% Vitamin D 25%*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
OUR FAMILY RECIPE:
STRAWBERRY

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC LOW FAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC STRAWBERRY JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC BEET JUICE CONCENTRATE (FOR COLOR), PECTIN, VITAMIN D3. CONTAINS OUR EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. RHAMNOSUS.



BANILLA

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC LOW FAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC BANANA PUR√ČE, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, TURMERIC (FOR COLOR), PECTIN, VITAMIN D3. CONTAINS OUR EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF SIX LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, L. CASEI, AND L. RHAMNOSUS.


***Be sure to look carefully at the ingredients labels. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but here I give you the information.

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3 comments:

  1. My boyfriend's brother and the brother's fiance, stayed at my home a few weeks ago. The next morning, the fiance noticed that I was eating Trix yogurt, which I give to my son every school day in his lunch. She mumbled, "it has all that stuff in it." But, because the comment was under her breath, I did not inquire about it, and simply decided to go online today to get more information about my son's daily yogurt intake. Thank for the comparison of yogurts for children. We will try the alternative next week!

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