Vitamins don't make Girl Scout cookies healthful
Vitamins don't make Girl Scout cookies healthful

Fortified foods aren’t exactly new. In 1941, the makers of Wonder Bread first started adding vitamins to their highly processed white bread. Post Golden Crisp cereal gets more than half its calories from sugar, but darned if it isn’t fortified with 10 vitamins and minerals. Even so, there’s something a little jarring about the enriched Girl Scout cookies this year that were advertised as a “delicious new way to get your vitamins!" The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking into this and other snack foods that toss in any healthy-sounding thing they can think of and then market it like crazy so it sounds like a nutritious food. This is the era in which, instead of eating calcium-...