Conflict of Interest?

While I was in Canada, I spent some time in a hospital waiting room, waiting for a friend. After I ran out of magazines to read, I picked up a booklet called Healthy Living: Living Well with Diabetes. It’s Canadian Diabetes Association approved.

I didn’t expect much, but I didn’t think this would be put out by Kraft. Do we really need to get dietary information from a manufacturer of processed foods?

If you want to make tex mex stuffed mushrooms (one of the suggested recipes), do you really need to use a bottled salad dressing like Kraft Calorie-Wise Zesty Italian Dressing and Kraft Tex Mex Light Shredded Cheese? How about starting with real foods?

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Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I agree with you on that. I think if you make the food yourself at home, that's the best ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

Stealthy Mom said...

Isn't that some crap? I was reading an article (by I think the author of Food Politics) where a diabetes conference was co-sponsored by Diet Coke.

As a weak defense, there are too many people out there who don't know how to make low-sugar salad dressing from plain yogurt. Would it make good business sense to teach them that?

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

It's interesting how companies become involved in this way. Of course, it's often in exchange for funding, so the Association has an interest in letting the companies do so because they get much needed funds. However it is frustrating to see something that is supposed to be a health advisory leaflet so blatantly turned into an advertisement for a company's (often very processed) products!

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