So, you think you’re eating healthy?

This goes out to all the people who may be counting calories and/or fat percentages and to those in the security profession who may have to eat on the run and who tend to look upon the microwave as a BFF(like I do).

MSNBC today exposed the so-called “healthy” frozen dinners produced by companies such as Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers, to name but two. Samples of these microwaveable dinners were tested in labs and found to have different calorie and fat percentages than what was displayed on the labels.

One dish (sweet and sour chicken), had 350% more fat than was stated on the packet. A company spokesman said that it was perfectly normal and that the numbers were only an “average”. Apprently, the FDA allows these companies to be off by as much as 20%

I for one, have become accustomed to reading labels as many of us are becoming more health conscious. Trans fats, sodium percentages, sugar quantities – have become more important to shoppers today.

I will think twice before spending money on these products in the future. I wonder what else they may be getting “nearly right”, when they accept a 350% discrepancy as normal?

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