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07:00 am: I hate it when I'm stupid
You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but it still bugs the heck out of me.

The latest installment in The Stupidity of Kate involves vitamins. Teddy hates his generic children's vitamins, so I figured I'd get him some of the Gummi vitamins. Of course, I wanted to get organic, so I shopped at Trader Joe's to get vitamins that weren't laden with high-fructose corn syrup and whatever all else. Teddy doesn't like them, but he'll eat them, so that's progress, right?

er... no.

Because the "whatever all else" includes actual vitamins. These stupid Gummi vitamins have no HFCS, but also almost no vitamins. I read the label carefully to make sure they didn't have extra ingredients, but neglected to check for the primary ingredients.

Stupid.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 25th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
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I'm amazed Gummi can get way with selling those--and very disappointed in Trader Joe's for carrying them. As you might be discovering though, the world doesn't have time for smart in everything. You have to pick your smarts-- and I think you're doing fine in that.

Looks like we picked a good President--his speech last night was excellent, and he does inspire confidence! Whew! And hurray! And to hell with vitamins.

YoMaMa
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From:katehaney
Date:February 25th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)

thanks

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I'm mostly disappointed in TJ's. I've always trusted them, but now learned not to. :sigh:

I haven't heard BHO's speech yet, but everything I've read makes me want to hear it. I'll have to check out youtube when I get the chance.
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From:wendymarques
Date:March 10th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)

Well...you'd think

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Geez - you would think a vitamin actually has, well, vitamin type stuff in it!!! You are most definitely not stupid - makes me think I should check out the vitamins that Nicolas gets to make sure that they have enough vitamin-y stuff...here's a dumb question for you - how do you know what is a good amount of vitamin-y stuff to have? Now who's stupid ? :-)
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From:katehaney
Date:March 11th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)

RDAs are for grown-ups

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That's actually a really good question. The vitamins list Recommended Daily Allowances, but I've read that RDAs haven't been set for kids, just for grown-ups, so the companies are really guessing.

Swell.

I do know that the AAP recently recommended twice the prior recommendation for vitamin D (up to 800, I think?).

The Gummi vitamins were easy to identify as inadequate, because they only have like 4 vitamins in them at all.
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