EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (2024)

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EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (4)Lower scores accompany better foods.

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Lower scores accompany better foods.

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

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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.

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (14)Per gram, high in protein [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring Great Value Cereal, Honey Nut Toasted Oats

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

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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.

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (16)Certified organic product [read more]

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (17)This product has 2 ingredients with concerns:

  • Natural Flavor (Organic)
    This additive is of lower concern in food. Learn why.
  • TOCOPHEROLS
    This additive is of lower concern in food. Learn why.

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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.

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (19)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 Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (20)Certified organic product [read more]

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.

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (21)Contains food additives of lower concern

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (22)An added sugar is the #1 ingredient in this product [read more]

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).

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (23)Contains the non-specific ingredient "flavor" [read more]

Added "flavors" are secret and often complex mixtures of chemicals that modify and manipulate the taste and smell of food. The lack of disclosure is a public right to know issue and especially concerning to people with unusual food allergies or on restricted diets.

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (24)Contains 51% more sugar per serving than the average cold cereal [read more]

This cereal contains more sugar per serving than the average adult cold cereal, which has 7.3 grams per serving. Read EWG's 2014 report on sugar in the cereal aisle to find healthier options: http://www.ewg.org/research/children's-cereals

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (25)Per gram, high in protein [read more]

Protein is a source of amino acids that are required for the proper growth, maintenance and repair of tissues. It also provides the building blocks for important enzymes and hormones. Protein provides calories and if eaten in excess will be stored as fat. Protein is found in high amounts in beans, nuts, eggs, seafood and meat. Protein is essential to health, but eating too much also carries an environmental and health cost. Learn more: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (26)Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

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From the Package

ORGANIC WHOLE GRAIN OAT FLOUR, ORGANIC CANE SUGAR, ORGANIC WHEAT STARCH, ORGANIC HONEY, SEA SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, ORGANIC MOLASSES, ORGANIC NATURAL FLAVOR, TOCOPHEROLS (ANTIOXIDANTS TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS).

Products remain in the database for two years after their label information is recorded in stores. A product with label information last recorded more than a year ago is marked with an * identifying it as an older product.

Products remain in the Database for two years after their label information is recorded in stores, even when they have been discontinued (products may remain in stores and pantries long past the date they cease to be manufactured). EWG marks a product it is aware has been discontinued with a banner identifying it as such.

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USDA Organic

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (28)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]

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.

EWG's Food Scores just took the work out of grocery shopping for me! (29)Contains ingredients derived from wheat - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

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.

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Amount Per 1 1/3 cup
Calories

160

% Daily Value(based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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QUICK FACTS:

3.03.0%Total Fat2 g
12.012.0%Total Carbs33 g
%Protein4 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

0.00.0%Saturated Fat0 g
Trans Fat0.0g
0.00.0%Cholesterol0 mg
6.06.0%Sodium140 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Honey (Organic), Molasses (Organic), and Cane Sugar (Organic)

NUTRIENTS:

11.011.0%Dietary Fiber3 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
4.04.0%Calcium
6.06.0%Iron
2.02.0%Potassium 100 mg

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

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