Hotdogs and Nachos, Good for Kids?

Get a load of this harebrained list of “healthy” summertime foods for kids. From Jeanie Lerche Davis of WebMD:
  1. Nachos & Quesadillas
  2. Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
  3. Ice Cream
  4. Frozen Yogurt
  5. Waffles & Pancakes
  6. Marshmallows
  7. Popcorn
  8. Watermelon
  9. Anything Sweet
  10. Thirst Quenchers
Okay, the watermelon is cool, but here is a list of reasons why ice cream, nachos, waffles, hot dogs, etc. are NOT healthy:
Lumping watermelon in with those foods—tisk, tisk.
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Kirsten - July 1, 2008 9:01 AM

Ugh! I hate lists like that. What could they possibly have left OFF the list? Doughnuts?! What a way to make parents feel like they are feeding their kids healthy food when it's just pure junk. Poor kids!

Peter Bircsak - July 1, 2008 10:46 AM

Gerry, That is one amazing article. I think it is a good indicator of "mainstream" thought. Artificial sweeteners-OK , graham crackers a good source of whole grains , anything sweet ,melted cheese on french bread. Mostly I am just embarrassed for the medical community that would post such a goofy article. There should be outrage to webMD for writing this. Credentialed RD's and MD's just amazing. Pete

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