I recently attended a webinar courtesy of Mom Central and the Corn Refiners Association to listen in and ask questions about High Fructose Corn Syrup. You may have seen recent news about the Corn Refiner’s file for petition to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup to Corn Sugar, and with it, a new wave of criticism has followed.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is confusing. We have two groups telling us totally different things. It’s similar to those political commercials where candidates are taking each others words out of context and the bashing goes back and forth throughout a series of commercials and soon enough, the public isn’t able to tell what is truth. This is what is happening with the High Fructose Corn Syrup debate. Along with the businesses who are passionately for and against HFCS, us moms have turned on each other, pointing fingers and name-calling to those who have opposing views.
Everyone has their own opinion, and that should be respected. We as moms are responsible for the health and well being of our children, so I understand why this can be a touchy subject, but I think we need to join forces and promote overall health. I don’t believe living a healthy lifestyle is a Corn Sugar issue, but a moderation issue. We need to moderate our children’s sugar intake whether it’s table sugar, honey, molasses and even High Fructose Corn Syrup. We need to continue to avoid buying candy, soda, donuts, and drive-thru meals, and encourage healthy alternatives.
The webinar was very informative, but I still find HFCS confusing, probably like many of you reading this. I am not going to stock up on items containing High Fructose Corn Syrup, nor am I going to remove it from my family’s diet completely. I guess I’m somewhere in the middle and I’m fine with that.
If you would like to view the recorded webinar held by Mom Central and the Corn Refiner’s Association, you can do so here.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of the Corn Refiners Association. I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”