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How the food industry is deceiving you - Part 2

How US government subsidies affect what we eat

US government subsidies make processed, unhealthy foods much less expensive than healthy whole foods.

In part 2 of this program, Peter Jennings explores how agricultural subsidies have a direct connection to obesity. The food is cheap to produce and can be sold at high prices because of branding.

Politics, not what is best for the health of the US or the world, is behind the decisions that affect the food supply. That's not really a surprise to anyone who has paid attention.

Why You Shouldn’t Eat The New Marshmallow-Only Lucky Charms Cereal

Though General Mills has managed to make 75 percent of their cereals free of artificial colors and flavors , one cereal seems to have them stumped on how to make it taste good without the harmful ingredients: Lucky Charms. So as their genius solution, they’ve decided to do the complete opposite of their healthy cereal agenda and instead make 10,000 boxes of marshmallow-only Lucky Charms to give away in their latest and quite possibly zaniest sweepstakes. Sounds like a great idea right?

Bite By Bite: A Guide to Applying the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger, 01/11/2016
As a registered dietician, it is often my job to translate research and guidelines into step-by-step recommendations that are easy for anyone to follow, so I was delighted to find that the newly released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are simple and easy to manage and aim to help Americans make healthier eating decisions.