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A Day at Kellogg’s

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Hey guys, I hit the airplane lottery!

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No one is sitting next to me on my flight from Detroit to Baltimore! When does that ever happen?!?

Plus I have in-flight wi-fi – Delta is fast becoming my favorite airline. :)

Anyway, I had a great day with all the Special K folks at Kellogg’s!

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It was so refreshing to have an open dialog with such a big and well known brand. I meant what I said the other day about feeling out of my element but I loved being there and representing, well, us.

Patricia left this comment on yesterday’s post:

I’ve stopped buying most of Kellogg’s products mainly due to the lack of fiber and high amount of sugar. I don’t find it worth it to buy their food-like products. That said, I know you’re fighting the good fight and hope that you get a chance to really be heard as a mother and woman who has found her healthy balance – and I am looking forward to hearing all about your experience there.

And I want to say those are the exact things we discussed. I can’t get into too much detail now but I will say I’m proud and excited for the opportunity to work with a brand that is open to hearing us and willing to make changes based on the opinions of people like me.

I’m not sure how much impact I’ll have but I did feel heard and respected.

On a lighter and more fun note… I met Tony the Tiger!

Roni and Tony the Tiger

I’m not a big fan of his cereal BUT I think he’s grrreat!

OK, I’ve got to run. We are starting to descend and I want to get home as fast as I can to see The Husband before heading to Chicago tomorrow.

Oh! I almost forgot! I wanted to share this video from Special K we saw today. I love this…

‘Night!



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Discussion

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    violettfem@yahoo.com

    March 6, 2014

    GMOs are another huge issue with Kellogs. It’s disheartening to find the brand you grew up on is really the brand you should trust the least for your health.

      RoniNoone

      March 6, 2014

      I will check with them but I’m pretty sure they are working on this, especially with the Kashi line.

    Michele

    March 6, 2014

    There is nothing they make that I would eat or feed my family. It’s pure junk, through and through. This goes for every boxed cereal, including the “healthy” and expensive ones, and the organic ones…sugar, GMOs, and grains…nothing anyone needs.

      RoniNoone

      March 6, 2014

      Does anyone know what we really “need.” Part of me agrees with you but we don’t NEED ice cream, birthday cake or chocolate and I’m not giving up those things anytime soon.

      Vegans will say you don’t need meat. Paleo fans will say you don’t need grains. Some say fruit is unnecessary. Some only live off fruits. We can go on and on.

      I think it’s great if you can feed your family without a dependance on products but the fact is most people can’t or don’t want to and that’s their choice.

      I don’t want to get into a food politics argument with you but the fact is brands like Kellogg are apart of our food landscape and they aren’t going away soon. Why not work with them to make the healthiest product possible?

    Mandi

    March 6, 2014

    Thanks for sharing, Roni. I think it is great that Kellogg’s is doing this…listening to real people and trying to do better. You have to start somewhere, right? I do eat Kellogg’s brands and feed them to my family…have for years. Are they the most healthy things around, probably not, but they sure beat some other choices I could make! It’s all about doing the best we can. And, I loved the video. I shared it on my FB page. Great way to start my day!

    nancyabc

    March 6, 2014

    I never thought much about food except about what I was going to eat next.
    I do think after 39 yrs of teaching, that food has a lot to do with all the learning problems children have now and didn’t have 30 yrs ago. But I started taking a look at what I was eating beyond the points value after I found out what Dannon was putting in my yogurt–yuck!! What else don’t I know about my food and should know??

    Michele McClure Lindsey

    March 6, 2014

    The video is awesome!!

    Beth Thomas

    March 6, 2014

    Ahh I have the chills after watching that jeans clip! Thanks Roni!

    Shannon

    March 6, 2014

    The video made my day!

    Michele S

    March 6, 2014

    I eat Special K Protein cereal for breakfast every day. I LOVE it with almond milk, strawberries and banana. The regular Special K, as far as I’m concerned, has no nutritional value at all and the Protein kind may not be that much better but for a cold cereal it’s not as horrible as some of them. That’s how I look at it anyway. It’s all about balance. The rest of my diet is about 90% clean so I can eat the cereal and not feel bad about it. I don’t eat any of their other products but I love that cereal!

    Patricia

    March 6, 2014

    Thanks for highlighting my comment! I’ve just read through the 10 comments for today’s post and you’re getting a lot of backlash! Seems Kellogg’s is a touchy subject. The company is out there, it’s big, and most people are buying something from Kellogg’s whether we realize it or not. I’m happy they have invited someone like you into their company to discuss what consumers want. They’re certainly not perfect, but if they make something that fits my interests or needs, yes I would buy it.
    Please don’t be disheartened by the other commenters! I appreciate you being there to represent us.

    Coco

    March 6, 2014

    I think it’s great that Kelogg’s is open to input. The food industry wields a lot of power, but so do we as educated consumers!

    Candice

    March 7, 2014

    Love the video! Now if we could convince the clothing industry to change. Wouldn’t that be a fantastic way to purchase clothing! Shirt size: radiant, Pant Size: Beautiful!