Holy crap! Formula Freakout! I just read on Twitter that dadwagon had a new post about a Los Angeles Times article about the momblogger outrage over Enfagrow, Enfamil's new flavored [and sugar-loaded] toddler formula! Which went on sale in February.
While thus contemplating the pointlessness of my dadblogging existence, I began to worry what other deeply relevant topics I might be missing out on by not clicking through all those momlogic.com email blasts.
And I wondered if I should use some of the blogger outrage I'd been saving from Similac's introduction of the first sucrose-sweetened infant formula two years ago.
Then I saw this:
Nestle, who purchased a 29-ounce package of Enfagrow recently for $18.99 (22 servings) to study the product, said it will lead children who drink it to crave sugary beverages., and I'm like, hey-o, who what? If anyone knows about adding heaping teaspoons of flavored sugar to kids beverages, it's Nestle!
Nestle [a nutrition and public health professor at NYU] criticized Enfagrow on her blog http://www.foodpolitics.com. The post automatically feeds to the Atlantic Monthly's website and has been cross-posted on mommy blogs across the Internet.Uh, first up, the LAT quotes momlogic.com, but it's really just an excerpt from Nestle's own post. Als, from here, it looks like she only complained about the FDA, on her blog. Is the FDA acting on blog posts now? Because if there's another thing Nestle knows about, it's misleading and deceptive formula marketing, and the pooh-poohing dismissal the FDA spokesman gave the LA Times completely misses the point.
She complained to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, arguing that--
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to pour the kid a bowl of Chocolate Cheerio's and squirt a shot of Hershey's Genuine [sic] Syrup into her sippy cup; it's the only way we can get her to eat these days.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co's new Chocolate- and vanilla-flavored formulas for toddlers are criticized [lat via dadwagon]
Chocolate Toddler Formula? [foodpolitics.com]
In case you're listening, FDA, fix your damn recall process!
Previously: Sweeet. Similac Sucrose Organic Formula A Gateway Drug For Lucky Charms