I storified the WalMart RD Giving Us the Runaround:
Nutrition education or nutrition runaround?
Lisa Sutherland, Ph.D., serves as a food and nutrition consultant to Walmart. Her tweets on the sugar content of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats (FMW) Cereal show an amazing persistence in misstating and obfuscating the facts on the cereal’s sugar content and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) requirements. See if you can spot the runaround.
Considering that WalMart promotes Kellogg’s cereals in their grocery ads in my local paper, I’m not surprised to find their nutrition consultant would try to pass off Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal as lower in sugar than it actually is. No wonder responsible dietetics professionals are concerned that the nutrition information the American public is getting has been tainted by food industry interests.