A sobering video by Ottawa physician Yoni Freedhoff shows how the marketing behind the Heart & Stroke Foundation's 'Health Check' symbol is duping parents into believing gummy candies are as healthy as whole fruits.
In the video, Freedhoff specifically targets FruitSource Bites made by SunRype, a snack company based in Kelowna, B.C.
He explains that the Heart & Stroke Foundation's dietitians have given the product its signature Health Check seal of approval.
"That check mark, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation's own research, suggests to consumers that the product inside is nutritious, good for you, healthy and approved by the organization's dietitians," he says.
"I would like to meet a dietitian who approves pure sugar because this product is as close to pure sugar as a product can get."
He then explains how one serving of the candy (17 gummies) has the equivalent amount of sugar as a Twix chocolate bar -- exactly 34Read More »from Doctor takes Heart & Stroke Foundation to task over Health Check label