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Happy Tot, Greek Yogurt, Fruit, Yogurt & Veggie Blend, Kale, Spinach & Apple

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EWG Overall Score Breakdown

The product score is based on weighted scores for nutrition, ingredient and processing concerns. Generally, nutrition counts most, ingredient concerns next and degree of processing least. The weighted scores are added together to determine the final score. Read more about scores here.

EWG Overall Score Breakdown


EWG scored on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns, and the degree of processing. Read the full scoring methodology.

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Nutrition Concern Details

Level

Considers calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content to differentiate between healthful and less healthful foods. For more information on nutrition concerns, read our full methodology.

Top findings negative EWG calculates that this product contains 4 teaspoons of natural sugar per serving [read more]

Top findings positive Contains fruit, vegetables, beans or nuts as a primary ingredient [read more]

Contains fruit, vegetables, beans or nuts as a ...

Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables--especially dark green, red and orange varieties, as well as beans and peas--is an essential part of a healthy diet. You can get your 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day for about the cost of a bus ride in most cities (USDA 2009; EWG 2012). Learn more: http://www.ewg.org/goodfood/ Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and some types of cancers (USDA and DHHS 2010). Fruits and vegetables are also key sources of potassium and dietary fiber--nutrients that many Americans do not get enough of. Perhaps that's because on average, Americans eat only 42% and 59% of the recommended intake of fruits and vegetables, respectively (USDA and DHHS 2010), making them one of the few foods we should all eat more of.

The nutrition factors used for scoring Happy Tot, Greek Yogurt, Fruit, Yogurt & Veggie Blend, Kale, Spinach & Apple
Positive factors
Fruit, vegetable, bean or nut content
Protein content
Fiber content
Omega-3 fatty acids
Negative factors
Calorie density
Sugar/low-calorie sweetener content
Sodium content
Saturated fat content
Trans fat content

Ingredient Concern Details

Level

Considers food additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and contaminants like mercury and BPA, which can affect human health and the environment. For more information on ingredient concerns, read methodology.

Top findings positive Certified organic product [read more]

Top findings positive No ingredient concerns identified for this product [read more]

Top findings positive Antibiotics not allowed in organic dairy production [read more]

Processing Concern Details

Level

Estimates how much the food has been processed. Considers many factors, chief among them, modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and number of artificial ingredients. For more information on processing concerns, read our full methodology.

Top findings negative Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Products with moderate and high processing concerns generally have more artificial ingredients, more ingredients that have been significantly modified from whole foods, and more ingredients overall.

EWG's Top Findings

Top findings positive Certified organic product [read more]

Certified organic product

Certified organic food is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. Certified organic meat and dairy must also be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Top findings positive No ingredient concerns identified for this product [read more]

No ingredient concerns identified for this product

EWG has not identified any ingredient concerns for this product.

Top findings positive Antibiotics not allowed in organic dairy production [read more]

Antibiotics not allowed in organic dairy produc...

USDA organic standards prohibit the use of antibiotics in the production of organic dairy ingredients.

Top findings negative EWG calculates that this product contains 4 teaspoons of natural sugar per serving [read more]

EWG calculates that this product contains 4 tea...

Eating too much of any type of sugar can lead to tooth decay. Added sugars like high fructose corn syrup, honey, sugar and dextrose are more concerning than natural sugars like raisins because they can lead to obesity by adding calories without being accompanied by important nutrients like potassium, vitamin C or fiber. Americans average 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day (NCI 2010; USDA and DHHS 2010). The World Health Organization recommends no more than 6 to 12 teaspoons of added sugar a day for adults, children should eat even less (WHO 2002; WHO 2014).

Top findings positive Good source of naturally occurring vitamin A [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is naturally occurring in dairy, fish, eggs, fish and meat products and, in the form of vitamin A precursors, in orange and yellow vegetables such as carrots and pumpkin. Vitamin A is also frequently added for fortification of packaged food. EWG recommends children and pregnant women limit consumption of highly fortified foods to avoid overexposure since getting too much of certain forms of vitamin A can lead to health problems. Read EWG's report on getting the correct amount of vitamin A, zinc and niacin: http://www.ewg.org/research/how-much-is-too-much

Top findings negative Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

ORGANIC APPLE PUREE, ORGANIC APPLE PUREE CONCENTRATE, ORGANIC GREEK WHOLE MILK YOGURT (ORGANIC CULTURED WHOLE MILK), WATER, ORGANIC KALE PUREE, ORGANIC SPINACH PUREE, VITAMIN AND MINERAL BLEND (CALCIUM CITRATE AND CHOLECALCIFEROL [VITAMIN D3]), CONTAINS 0.5% OR LESS OF THE FOLLOWING: PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C).

*Older Product

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*Discontinued Product

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Selected Certifications and Seals

Usda organic

Certified USDA Organic

Other Information

Top findings positive This product is certified organic and, therefore, was produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and free of genetically engineered ingredients. [read more]

This product is certified organic and, therefor...

Certified organic food must be produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Genetically engineered ingredients are not allowed. Synthetic preservatives and artificial colors are not allowed in processed foods. Meat and dairy ingredients must be produced without antibiotics and artificial growth promoters or hormones.

Top findings neutral Contains ingredients derived from milk - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from milk - these ...

While over 160 food ingredients may cause allergic reactions current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations stipulate that 8 major food allergens must be labeled on products. These allergens include; milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Note: The presence of potential allergens does not affect the overall product score.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size

1 POUCH

Amount Per 120 g
Calories
100

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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2 2 % Total Fat 1 g
6 6 % Total Carbs 19 g
Sugars 15 g
6 6 % Protein 3 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

3 3 % Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
2 2 % Cholesterol <5 mg
1 1 % Sodium 25 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: none listed

NUTRIENTS:

8 8 % Dietary Fiber 2 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0 0 % Vitamin A
0 0 % Vitamin C
0 0 % Calcium
0 0 % Iron
2 2 % Potassium 65 mg

† Institute of Medicine. 2010. "Dietary Reference Intakes Tables and Application." Accessed April 8, 2014: link

 

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