Stop playing trix with my child’s health

Since he qualifies for free meals there, the boy’s been enjoying having a second breakfast at school. It doesn’t matter if he finishes scrambled eggs inside a tortilla with potatoes and sausage on the side. Thirty minutes later he’s in the cafeteria eating again. Now I know why. They are giving the kids chemical candy in fun little plastic boxes!

Look what he brought home from school recently:

Mmm, Reduced Sugar Trix.

When I was a kid, my dad used to call this kind of stuff “foolin-n-trickin.” Sure, this cereal has fewer grams of sugar than the regular version, but it’s still crap! It still contains refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artifical color, preservatives and now an artificial sweetner. Yuck! Yes, I tasted it, and it was just what you would expect. Those little fluorescent pellets with chemically fruit taste. One of the ingredients is trisodium phosphate. TSP? Isn’t that the chemical you use for a hardcore cleaning of walls before painting?

I know that a bowl of Trix isn’t life threatening, but what about the kids who don’t get fed at home? Corn meal in a chemical bath isn’t going to keep a kid going through the day. I just thought there were standards at school.

To be continued…


5 Responses to “Stop playing trix with my child’s health”

  1. 1 DCup March 4, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Yikes. You’re absolutely right. This is dangerous to the health of kids who don’t get much nutrition to balance it.

  2. 2 Mr. Cheeseburger 9000 March 4, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I wonder who General Mills’s sends their campaign contributions to?!!

    These companies operate much like the cigarette companies of yesteryear: get them while their young.


  3. 3 Nathan March 4, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I’d NEVER feed my kids Trix. We’re a Lucky Charms family all the way. 😛

  4. 4 Cherie March 4, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    I guess you are going to have to go to the next P.T.A. meeting and give them the word. There are probably other parents who would like to get involved. Good Luck

  5. 5 Health Blog March 4, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year

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