Hohenberg v. Ferrero USA, Inc
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).
Our expert Connie Evers M.S., R.D., is an award-winning, registere dietitian,
children’s nutrition expe and mother of three. She has partnered with Nutella® to
help spread the word abo how Nutell
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Connie is answering some of your most commonly ask questions a
children’s nutrition and sharing tips on how to get yo children to eat a balanced
and nutritious breakfast. Let’s check out the latest fr
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Q: What is the best br
reakfast to serve my chil in the mor
Connie: Th “best” brea
akfast is the on that will be eaten! With th unique taste
of Nutella® kids may thi they are ea
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while moms are
helping nourish their chil
ldren with who grains. A sli of whole w
spread with Nutella®, a serving of fresh fruit and a cup of yogurt or 1% milk
erfect balance nutrition to start the day.
Q: My mo
ornings are to hectic and crazy to ma sure my kids get a
balanced breakfast ev
very day, wh can I do?
veryone can relate to the mo
orning rush. So to make it eas
sier on yoursel get organize Keep your
ocked with plenty of "grab-an
nd-go" foods su as yogurt, s
string cheese, bananas, grap
pes, 100% juice
boxes, who grain Englis muffins, pita bread, or mini-bagels and a delicious spr
read such as Nu
utella®. Even o the
most rushe days, you ca send your ch out the do with an eas breakfast.
Q: Why is it so import
tant for child
dren to eat breakfast?
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enefits. An arti
icle in the Journal of the
American Dietetic Association which su
merous studies on breakfast c
showed that ch
who ate br
reakfast regula are more li
ikely to have better overall d
diet quality. Ch
hildren and ad
dolescents who eat
breakfast may make mor healthful foo choices and establish mor healthful die
etary habits. T studies also
show that eating breakfa may positively benefit aca
mance, school attendance an mood of chi
Q: What is considered a “balanced breakfast?”
Connie: A balanced brea
akfast should provide the proper balance of protein, carb ohydrates from whole grains fat
and the nu
utrients provide by either a serving of fruit or vegetables For example a breakfast t
that consists o a
small whol grain bagel with Nutella®, 1/2 cup of sliced strawberri and 1 cup o 1% milk is su
uitable for scho
Q: Why do you recom
mmend using Nutella® as part of a bala
esearch reflect the importan of eating a balanced bre
eakfast on a da ily basis and th positive imp
breakfast has on individu
uals.1 When use in moderation with compl
lementary food Nutella® ca form a part of a
balanced meal. You can start your day with a genuine and tasty bre
eakfast by spre
eading Nutella® hazelnut spr
on a variet of bakery go
oods, preferabl whole wheat or multigrain bread. Add a glass of 1% milk and juice or fruit
to get the right fuel to st
tart your day!
Q: Is it go to consum fat as a part of break
Connie: Ye The DRV (D
Daily Recommended Value) of fats is 65g, th
herefore you co
ould spread ou your fat inta
throughout the day. Fat is an essential nutrient and necessary for a number of re asons, includin providing ta
and increasing satiety. A proper balanc breakfast containing prot
tein, fats and c
ohydrates will k
you feeling full for longer than a simple carbohydrate rich breakfas
Q: Does Nutella® haze
elnut spread contain any hydrogenat oil or tran fat?
Connie: No Nutella® hazelnut spread does not conta any hydroge
enated oil or t
Q: What is an appropriate amount of Nutella® hazelnut spread to serve at breakfast?
Connie: The key to enjoying Nutella® hazelnut spread at breakfast is an appropriate serving amount. For example,
just 1 tablespoon is a good amount for moms to serve to their children on a slice of whole grain toast.
Q: How does the amount of sugar per serving of Nutella® hazelnut spread compare to other
Connie: Nutella® hazelnut spread has a nutritional profile that is comparable to other popular breakfast
condiments, such as jellies and syrup.
Q: How does the amount of sodium per serving of Nutella® hazelnut spread compare to other
Connie: Nutella® hazelnut spread is a low sodium product with only about 7.5 milligrams per tablespoon. Nutella®
is lower in sodium than many popular nut butters.
Connie’s Morning Breakfast Tips
Breakfast should be something families look forward to, rather than a stressful and challenging experience for
moms and children. Below are my suggestions on making this daily routine more enjoyable for you and your
Get up, and eat! Get the kids up earlier on weekdays to spend some mommy-and-me time and eat a
proper breakfast with your kids.
Be a role model. Moms who eat a balanced morning meal benefit, too, and also set a good example for
Variety is key. Children need a balance of nutrients and tasty goodness, and moms need a breakfast
solution that is quick and convenient! Be sure to include sources of whole grains, protein, fat and
nutrient-boosting fruits or vegetables as part of the breakfast plan.
Provide small portions. If your child tells you he or she is not hungry in the morning, offer a smaller
breakfast as a tasty treat and send a packed snack to help him or her make it through the morning.
Make breakfast a family affair. Enlist your child in making breakfast happen. Decide on the breakfast
menu and set the table the night before. Make breakfast fun by planning with your child and making it
Rampersaud GC, Pereira MA, Girard BL, Adams J, Metzl JD. "Breakfast Habits, Nutritional Status, Body Weight, and Academic Performance
in Children and Adolescents." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2005;105:743-760.
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