Oct 20, 2017
This week I get All Fired Up with Meg McClintock, dietitian from Choose Nutrition. Meg has had a gutful of her fellow dietitians uncritically promoting new food products which buy into problematic ideas about food. "Skinny Sugar" exemplifies everything that's wrong with how we're marketing food these days. Not only does "Skinny Sugar" exploit the fear we're being fed about sugar and its 'toxic' impact on our health, it also directly tells us that we should be feeling GUILTY about consuming sugar. Throw in a COMPLETELY sexist website, some utterly incorrect 'facts' about GI, and a dodgy corporate backstory, and we have the perfect recipe for diet culture!!