Whole Grain Rhetorical Analysis
The articles told us how much sugar a child should have in their diets and their cereals advertise how healthy it is for you and not about the sugars. We found that cereals use different forms of measurements on their nutritional label so it seems like it’s not a lot of sugar. We also defined some definitions that cereals often uses on their nutritional labels. We conclude that a lot of cereals marketed towards children are too sugary for children needs.
According to Carey Gillam, U.S children are eating an overwhelming amount of sugar. Just from eating a bowl of cereal a day a child will eat ten pounds of sugar! This is a tragic demographic that is hindering our society ability to fight obesity and diabetes. The testing of over one thousand and five hundred cereals found about one hundred and eighty one cereals were directed toward children. None of the cereals directed toward children were sugar free. Kellogg took the initiative to cut the sugar in children 's cereals by 20-30 percent where as General Mills only cut their sugar content by 16 percent. It seems like no matter what the EWG does the cereal companies find loopholes, such as variations in serving sizes. Misguiding consumers to think they are consuming less. The EWG also “encourages” cereal companies not to direct cereals with more that 6 percent sugar toward children. But they do because there is no actual enforcement just