Oh, heck, I will just copy & paste the transcript from the Abbott website to cut to the chase:
Brittany’s Mom: Gotta be on your game today, honey.
Brittany: You bet!
(Kids playing on soccer field)
Brittany’s Mom: Nice move, Brittany, nice move!
(Boy dressed as French fries playing on field)
Tyler’s Mom: Does Tyler look a little …slow?
Brittany’s Mom: Well, kids are what they eat.
Tyler’s Mom: What’s Brittany been doing?
Brittany’s Mom: She’s been drinking PediaSure SideKicks.
Voiceover: Great-tasting PediaSure SideKicks, with 7 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, from PediaSure: the #1 pediatrician recommended brand.
(Brittany kicks soccer ball and scores; cheering)
Voiceover: PediaSure SideKicks. An extra kick of nutrition. (See nutrition information for fat content.)
Cut to me, the blog writer:
OK. So, from About.com, I see:
- Hamburger patty, 4 oz – 28 grams protein
- Steak, 6 oz – 42 grams
- Most cuts of beef – 7 grams of protein per ounce
- Chicken breast, 3.5 oz - 30 grams protein
- Chicken thigh – 10 grams (for average size)
- Drumstick – 11 grams
- Wing – 6 grams
- Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz – 35 grams
- Most fish fillets or steaks are about 22 grams of protein for 3 ½ oz (100 grams) of cooked fish, or 6 grams per ounce
- Tuna, 6 oz can - 40 grams of protein
- Pork chop, average - 22 grams protein
- Pork loin or tenderloin, 4 oz – 29 grams
- Ham, 3 oz serving – 19 grams
- Ground pork, 1 oz raw – 5 grams; 3 oz cooked – 22 grams
- Bacon, 1 slice – 3 grams
- Canadian-style bacon (back bacon), slice – 5 – 6 grams
Eggs and Dairy
- Egg, large - 6 grams protein
- Milk, 1 cup - 8 grams
- Cottage cheese, ½ cup - 15 grams
- Yogurt, 1 cup – usually 8-12 grams, check label
- Soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert) – 6 grams per oz
- Medium cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss) – 7 or 8 grams per oz
- Hard cheeses (Parmesan) – 10 grams per oz
Beans (including soy)
- Tofu, ½ cup 20 grams protein
- Tofu, 1 oz, 2.3 grams
- Soy milk, 1 cup - 6 -10 grams
- Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans
- Soy beans, ½ cup cooked – 14 grams protein
- Split peas, ½ cup cooked – 8 grams
Nuts and Seeds
- Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons - 8 grams protein
- Almonds, ¼ cup – 8 grams
- Peanuts, ¼ cup – 9 grams
- Cashews, ¼ cup – 5 grams
- Pecans, ¼ cup – 2.5 grams
- Sunflower seeds, ¼ cup – 6 grams
- Pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup – 8 grams
- Flax seeds – ¼ cup – 8 grams
|Fruits||Serving size||Total fiber (grams)*|
|Pear, with skin||1 medium||5.5|
|Apple, with skin||1 medium||4.4|
|Strawberries (halves)||1 1/4 cup||3.8|
|Figs, dried||2 medium||1.6|
|Grains, cereal & pasta||Serving size||Total fiber (grams)*|
|Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked||1 cup||6.2|
|Barley, pearled, cooked||1 cup||6.0|
|Bran flakes||3/4 cup||5.3|
|Oat bran muffin||1 medium||5.2|
|Oatmeal, quick, regular or instant, cooked||1 cup||4.0|
|Popcorn, air-popped||3 cups||3.5|
|Brown rice, cooked||1 cup||3.5|
|Bread, rye||1 slice||1.9|
|Bread, whole-wheat or multigrain||1 slice||1.9|
|Legumes, nuts & seeds||Serving size||Total fiber (grams)*|
|Split peas, cooked||1 cup||16.3|
|Lentils, cooked||1 cup||15.6|
|Black beans, cooked||1 cup||15.0|
|Lima beans, cooked||1 cup||13.2|
|Baked beans, vegetarian, canned, cooked||1 cup||10.4|
|Sunflower seed kernels||1/4 cup||3.9|
|Almonds||1 ounce (23 nuts)||3.5|
|Pistachio nuts||1 ounce (49 nuts)||2.9|
|Pecans||1 ounce (19 halves)||2.7|
|Vegetables||Serving size||Total fiber (grams)*|
|Artichoke, cooked||1 medium||10.3|
|Peas, cooked||1 cup||8.8|
|Broccoli, boiled||1 cup||5.1|
|Turnip greens, boiled||1 cup||5.0|
|Sweet corn, cooked||1 cup||4.2|
|Brussels sprouts, cooked||1 cup||4.1|
|Potato, with skin, baked||1 medium||2.9|
|Tomato paste||1/4 cup||2.7|
|Carrot, raw||1 medium||1.7|
Please enjoy. And Educate.
But mostly? Enjoy. Teach yourself, your spouse, your kids, that some lean beef, chicken, pork cheese or tofu will provide your necessary protein intake. NOT a drink from a can. And real, fresh fruits and vegetables will give you all the fiber your body needs to process whatever needs...processing?
OK, OK, I wrote a huge diatribe this evening about this commercial and about this product. (Small wonder that all our kids are REALLY healthy eaters, and one of them even has a college degree in nutrition.)
Listen to common sense.
Why don't we question these commercials, anyway?