Reply To: Lucky charms healthier than eggs and beef

  • mwolverine

    May 17, 2023 at 1:19 am


    On social media, I have seen graphics showing certain breakfast cereals scoring higher than eggs, cheese, or meat. Did Tufts create these graphics?

    No. Food Compass works very well, on average, across thousands of food and beverage products. But, when this number and diversity of products are scored, there are always some exceptions. These graphs were created by others to show these exceptions, rather than to show the overall performance of Food Compass and the many other foods for which Food Compass works well. But, as objective scientists, we accept constructive criticism and are using this to further improve Food Compass. We are working on an updated version now – see our versions page for more information.

    But just to be on the safe side, I had Chocolate Lucky Charms for breakfast. 🙂
    (Just had to try them, usually stay away from Lucky Charms due to the artificial colors.)