I love this NY Times article because it’s so true and everyone needs to be aware of the cheap marketing tricks the advertising industry uses to sell food. The FDA needs to step up their regulations.
“Food Labeling Chaos” report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest that identifies several misleading labeling tactics used by food companies. Here are six common but misleading claims included in the C.S.P.I. report:
- A good source of fiber
- Strengthens your immune system
- Made with real fruit
- Made with whole grains
- All natural
Eating right can be difficult these days so it’s important to be as informed as possible. Make sure to check out the entire article and C.S.P.I. report to learn more about each labeling tactic. We can never stress the nutrition component of a runner’s training regimen enough, so be aware of these tactics in your supermarkets and always reach out for help if you have questions. Don’t let your eating habits compromise your runs!