So the makers of Nutella have just settled a law suit for like 3 million dollars. Apparently they were sued for making false claims that Nutella is healthy. This is just so insane. I have seen the Nutella commercials, and they NEVER claimed to be healthy. It just said it was made from quality ingredients. And since when are we too stupid/lazy to read nutrition labels? My kids' dad's mom has bought Nutella for the kids in the past which I let them have sparingly. Why? Because it's CRAP. More calories, saturated fat, carbs, and sugar than peanut butter, an...d less protein, no Vitamin E and no niacin (both found in peanut butter). How do I know this? I READ THE DAMN LABEL, LIKE IT'S HARD PEOPLE. It really pisses me off when parents don't take responsibilty for what they feed their kids (or themselves for that matter) and then start suing companies.
I posted about this on facebook, and I did the same when McDonald's was being sued or people were saying they should take the toys out of the happy meal or whatever was going on. It's a frickin' fast food company people!! Of COURSE it's not healthy. And last time I checked, you, the parent, are in charge of what your child eats. You don't want them to have a happy meal? Say no. I tell my kids no more often than not when it comes to the happy meal. And when I do buy it, I toss the fries right in the garbage and they have the chicken or burger with the apple slices. Yes, companies have a responsibilty to the consumer letting them know the facts about their products. And they have! They have the nutrition info on the boxes when you buy the nuggets and sandwiches, they have it on the sides of the Happy Meal bags, and guess what? They have it online. The companies have done their part, it is up to US to do OUR part and do the research! If you're either too dumb or too lazy to google that sh*t, that's not the fault of the company. It's even worse when people are too lazy to read the label on the stuff they buy at the super market. It takes 2 seconds. And then people are obese with high blood pressure and sleep apnea and diabetes and it's the companies faults for selling the products. Nope, sorry, it's YOUR damn fault you didn't do the research AND it's YOUR fault if you had more than 1 serving at a time. And by serving I mean the recommended serving size, not whatever you glopped on your plate.
I don't blame anyone but me for my being overweight. It's my fault that I didn't care enough about myself to watch what I was eating. But I do care enough about my kids to watch what THEY eat and to make sure that they are getting the nutrition they need. I seriously don't think anything pisses me off more than when people screw up and point the finger somewhere else. Man up! No shame in saying "You know what? I f*cked up, my bad." Because we're human, we're not perfect, we make mistakes. But if you make a mistake, own it. Don't try and lay blame elsewhere. What do you guys think?