Hohenberg v. Ferrero USA, Inc

Filing 39

RESPONSE in Opposition re 30 MOTION to Dismiss Consolidated Complaint filed by Athena Hohenberg, Laura Rude-Barbato. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Fitzgerald, John) (ag).

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EXHIBIT A As families rush around in the morning, breakfast may be viewed as yet another d s , s distraction; but the importan nt morning meal is a "must-have" for kids of all ages. A 2005 arti icle summarizing the results of over 30 stud dies on breakfa consumptio by children and adolescen ast on nts and its rela ationship with nutritional ade equacy and academic perform mance reveale among othe things, the ed, er following:1    Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their n utrient intake recommendations t e o over the cou urse of the day than their bre eakfast-skippin peers. ng Eating break kfast may posit tively benefit c cognitive funct tion related to memory, acad demic performance and school at e ttendance. Skipping breakfast has bee linked to inc en creased snackin during the d or higher intake ng day nacks. of high fat sn While we all know that eating a balanc breakfast is important, ha a e ced s aving the time to feed our ch e hildren a wholesome meal in the morning can be a challenge e e. Connie Eve M.S., R.D., a registered dietitian and children’s nutri ers, , d ition expert ex xplains that “breakfast needs to be s something families look forward to, rat f ther than a stre essful and cha llenging exper rience for mom and children ms n.” She sugges waking up earlier to ensur the entire fa sts e re amily has time to sit down an enjoy the m e nd meal together. Parents tha set a good example and ea in the morning will help se the stage fo their childre to follow sui at e at et or en it. Evers conti inues to say th variety is th key when de hat he esigning a brea akfast that will supply energy to last throug y ghout the mornin “Children need a balance of nutrients and tasty goodn ng. n e a ness, and mom need a break ms kfast solution t that is quick and convenient,” states Evers. c s Create a meal of whole wheat toast or a whole-grain toaster waffle with Nutella® hazelnut spread, a small bo of m w e ® owl sliced straw wberries and a glass of 1% milk for a good mix of morning nutrients. m g When used in moderation with complem d n mentary foods, Nutella® can form a part of a balanced m , n meal. It is a qui ick and easy way to encourage kids to eat whole grains, such as whole wheat toast, E w English muffins toaster waff s, fles and bagels With the uniq taste of Nu s. que utella®, kids may think they are eating a t m treat for breakfast while mom are ms helping nourish their chil ldren with who grains. ole 1 Rampersaud GC, Pereira MA, Girard BL, Adam J, Metzl JD. "Br d ms reakfast Habits, Nu Nutritional Status, Body Weight, and Academic Perfor d rmance in Children and Adolescents." Journal of the Am " merican Dietetic Association 2005; 105:743-760. A

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