Poor American eaters! You know how transfat is, like, going to totally kill you or something and that's why it's been snatched from all of our food? Well, there's one small problem: An ideal replacement fat hasn't really been identified; most of the fats being used in replacement (palm kernel oil, palm oil, coconut oil) are actually higher in saturated fat, thus not exactly making your snack foods any "healthier." Which means our country is destined to wallow in obesity until everyone starts following the Alice Waters-whole-seasonal-foods mantra. [WSJ]
Here's an idea: start eating FOOD, not "food products". There's no way those low fat/low sugar/fat free/etc things good for you if they're made in a factory.
I agree with Gloria. Oreos and Chips A'Hoy aren't even good. If you really want a treat, which is normal and fine, go buy something actually worth the calories.
I'd also like to vent on how fucked up these "get healthy" initiatives are in the schools. I read something about banning sweets from end-of-year parties, Halloween parties or Valentine's Day. Um, HELLO, sweets are meant for special occasions. It's just so idiotic. Of course, what is to be expected - all the people making these plans probably have messed up relationships with food. How can we expect them to teach sensible eating to kids?