The Center for Science in Public Interest questions the Girl Scouts' comparison of a cookie to a fruit.
The Girl Scouts of the USA caught quite a bit of heat over the past week after introducing its new Mango Creme, and suggesting that the cookie has the nutritional equivalent of fruit. "It's bad enough that the Girl Scouts of the USA sells cookies to raise money, but it shouldn't pretend that its new 'Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion' are nutritionally equivalent to fruit, wrote the Center for Science in the Public Interest in a recent press release. The Center said, "the cookies at issue are 98 percent white flour, sugar, palm oil, and dextrose (sugar made from corn). Yet marketing copy on the manufacturer's website claims that its filling has 'all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries…
Two Medfield Girl Scouts helped pack and deliver over 1,300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to CarePacks in Weymouth to include in care packages for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Editor's note: The following press release was submitted for publication by Lisa Predella of the Medfield Girl Scouts. Medfield Girl Scouts Jasmin Chan and Elizabeth Collotta – members of Troop 74900 – helped sweeten the lives of United States soldiers overseas by packing up and helping to deliver 1,391 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to CarePacks, a non-profit organization in Weymouth that sends care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. These cookies were collected through “troops to troops” cookie sales made by the entire Medfield Service Unit. Supported by adult volunteer guide, Jean Bousquet, the girls proudly unloaded their van full of cookies – the largest delivery made among all the local Girl Scout service units …