Here are some tweets from both @TheHSF and @HSFHealthCheck to those who have expressed their concern that candy is being sold to parents as fruit.
I'm embedding the tweets so if they disappear, it's because the Heart and Stroke Foundation deleted them - it also means if you're on Twitter you can interact with them directly with replies straight from this blog post.
Before reading the tweets, have a peek up above at the nutritional information for SunRype fruitsource bites which per recommended serving have 6 teaspoons of sugar, bite per bite double the sugar of nibs, and they don't contain the vitamin C of even one lonely actual strawberry.
@rebecca_davids Fresh fruit&veg r best. But dried fruit 100% fruit juice fruit bites are one way of getting fruit & veggies in your diet.— Health Check (@HSFHealthCheck) October 31, 2013
RDs, would love for you to weigh in here. Are SunRype fruitsource bites a healthful product? Would you recommend them to parents?
@rlazzinnaro Fresh fruit&veg are best. But dried fruit 100% fruit juice fruit bites are one way of getting fruit & veggies in your diet.— Heart and Stroke FDN (@TheHSF) October 31, 2013
And here again, is my video regarding this inanity.