FRITOS ARE GOOD FOR YOU!….Somebody left a link to this in comments, and the chutzpah was so magnificent that I felt like I had to share it: Frito-Lay has taken the USDA’s famous food pyramid and replaced the “Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta” group with logos of tasty, carbo-loaded Frito-Lay snacks. Why, you’d almost think this stuff was good for you!
If you make the decision to use the Food Guide Pyramid as an aid in making the best food choices, you will discover you have the freedom to consume 6-11 servings of grain products daily. This makes it easy to fit many Frito-Lay snacks into your diet. Frito-Lay is proud to help you meet your nutrition goals by offering a variety of snacks that are not only great-tasting, but are 3 grams of fat or less per serving. So, forget the guilt and make Frito-Lay a part of your healthy diet today!
This all comes from the Frito-Lay Nutrition Center (“We are making a healthy diet so much fun!”), which seems like an oxymoron but apparently isn’t. In fact, it contains advice on how Frito-Lay goodies can be part of a weight-loss plan, tackles some commonly asked questions (“Does Frito-Lay irradiate any of its products?”), and busts some common myths about dietary fat.
I sure feel better now. Isn’t America great?