Nutritionists put their seal on Kraft’s processed cheese product, for some reason

March 13, 2015 8:10 PM

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The questions surrounding Kraft Singles are myriad. Why are they so incredibly yellow? Why should we want to eat a cheese product instead of just actual cheese? And why in the world did the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a trade group representing some 75,000 nutrition professionals, bestow the product with its very first “Kids Eat Right” label?

“Calcium,” Kari Ryan, Krafts director of nutrition, science and regulatory affairs and a member of the Academy, told the New York Times. The cheese product has that in abundance, along with vitamin D — two things kids need more of in their diets. Another likely reason: Kraft is paying the group for ...

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