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Pancakes on a Stick-please read

When I traveled the country last year interviewing kids about their health, I heard many times that they liked ‘Pancakes on a Stick,’ which I had never heard of before.

Now that I’m in process of creating health programs and a book based on what the kids want and need, Pancakes on a Stick is now a formal part of my life. Have you heard of them before? Well, here are the ingredients and food label right off the web site. It’s fully cooked, just pop in a microwave-can you believe this? MSG, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and on and on.

I try not to get preachy as that simply turns people off, but this is an exception. The organization I am angry with is the FDA for approving this junk for consumption by kids.

Read this and weep-better yet, do something about it.

30 oz.
Pancake batter covering a sausage link made with pork and turkey. US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Individually wrapped. Microwaveable. Fully cooked.
Pancake Batter: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Contains 2% or Less of the Following: Soybean Oil, Salt, Dextrose, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dried Egg Yolk, Artificial Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Nonfat Dry Milk, Cooked in Vegetable Oil (Contains One or More of the Following: Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil). Dully cooked Maple Sausage Link Made with Pork & Turkey, BHT & Citric Acid Added to Help Protect Flavor: Pork, Mechanically Separated Turkey, Water, Sugar, Contains 2% or Less of: Soy Protein Concentrate, Sodium Lactate, Salt, Dextrose, Sodium Phosphates, Spices, Natural & Artificial Maple Flavor (with Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Caramel Color, Dextrose, Maple Syrup), Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium Diacetate, Natural Flavorings, BHT, Citric Acid.
Contains egg, milk, soy and wheat.
Keep frozen. Always follow heating instructions. The following instructions are based on a 1000-watt microwave set on High. Due to differences in microwave ovens, heating times may vary. 1. Remove product from wrapper. 2. Wrap in paper towel or napkin. 3. Heat on High setting for 60 seconds from frozen. Caution: Product will be hot. Let cool one minute before eating. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 each Servings Per Container: 12

Calories220 Calories from Fat110

Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*

Total Fat13 g (20%) Saturated Fat4 g (20%) Trans Fat0 g Cholesterol20 mg (7%) Sodium350 mg (15%) Total Carbohydrate21 g (7%) Dietary Fiber0 g (0%) Sugars8 g Protein6 g

Vitamin A0% Vitamin C0% Calcium2% Iron6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

We all do what we can and what I can do is to create a recipe so kids and parents can learn how to make their own pancakes on a stick.

I can also write to the FDA. What you can do is not purchase these ‘things’, for lack of a better word.


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