Whole Grain Rhetorical Analysis

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All companies have their tricks to make you buy their product. Some companies like to draw you in with advertisements and the promise of their product to be good for you. Companies like General Mills and Kellogg’s use another trick that fools every day people into buying their products. What General Mills and Kellogg’s do is on the food labels of their product, they put different forms of measuring ingredients that might not be as good for you than it should be. The two biggest measurements used are teaspoons and grams. Whole Grains is a cereal grain that contains the germ, endosperm, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm. Refined grains are missing fiber and key nutrients that their whole grain counterparts …show more content…
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

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