The “O-meters”

Mom-o meters and kids-o-meter

1. Mom-o-meter is my take on the product.  This based on all my research on the recommended dietary information provided from many sources such as the FDA, WHO, IMO for important nutrients, including fats, sodium and fiber. They are not approved by the product or its manufacturer.

I give high ratings if food products meets the guidelines below and are mostly organic, natural sugar, basically clean food.  

If added sugars such as corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, and maple syrup are listed as part of the ingredient list, ensure it will get a low rating from me!

Oddly enough, there is no daily reference value established for sugar, experts could not provide a recommendation of how much sugar to eat daily.  But according to Heart.org, Dietary guidelines for Americans sugar daily intake should be between 5 to 15% of total calories (1 teaspoon of sugar has about 4g of sugar).

Reference table for sugar-added daily intake form Bluelightwave

2. Kid-o-meter is based on…well.. my kid’s likeness (or not) of the product: appearance, texture and taste, simple! (not an endorsement, approval of the product or its manufacture).  You will find that some products and recipes for that matter, might not have a high rating from my boys, but as I tell my boys, “it is good for your mind & body”, and even if they don’t like first, after a few tries, they start developing a taste for it.  

 

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Source: Labeling & Nutrition > How to Understand and Use Nutritional Facts Labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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