‘Healthy’ Fruit Snacks Are Just Overpriced Candy, Lawsuit Claims

Last week, two women filed a class action lawsuit against Welch Foods, the maker of Welch’s Fruit Snacks, for “deceptive practices in misrepresenting the fruit content and the nutritional and health qualities.” In other words, the complaint says, although Welch’s wants you to think its fruit snacks are healthy, they most certainly are not—really, they’re about as good for your kids as a pack of gummi bears. Same goes for Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, which parents love to think of as a healthy, fruity snack. I’m not saying you should never let your kids indulge in treats like this, but don’t pat yourself on the back thinking you’re doing their bodies good when you do.

Source: Don’t Be Fooled Into Thinking Welch’s Fruit Snacks Are Any Healthier Than Candy

Can’t we just feed children… fruit?  I understand why we/parents would prefer the safely packaged, better shelf life, etc alternative.  We don’t always have time to grocery shop every couple of days to keep fresh produce available.  That’s not even getting to dealing with picky/fussy eaters (tips here).

I did not know that vitamin C is a commonly used preservative!  But it’s a myth that vitamin C is a treatment for colds