Cornucopia’s scorecards help you make the best choices for your school kids

If you’re one of millions of Americans for whom back to school means getting your kid back to Zoom, the cafeteria has moved to your dining room.

Even if your kids or grandkids are headed for the bus stop, your shopping list will need a seasonal overhaul. School kids love their snacks, and the notion of comfort food has never felt more necessary.

The Cornucopia Institute’s scorecards can help you make the best food choices for your family. A hallmark of our work, these tools help consumers navigate the cluttered supermarket aisles, while supporting businesses and farmers genuinely committed to the health of their customers and the planet.

As the battle for your food budget is being waged with big bucks, think of it as your own crash course on the grocery industry.

Our web-based scorecards generate more than 13,000 monthly visits, helping legions of consumers make informed decisions at the grocery store.

With feedback from you, Cornucopia has decided to invest the time and resources necessary to make the scorecards even more useful, adding new brands to the scorecards rating snack bars, cottage cheese, and plant-based beverages.

Updated scoring criteria is based on the latest research available for the ingredients commonly found in the products rated.

Cornucopia has also revamped the yogurt scorecard to focus exclusively on organic brands. We added dozens of new organic flavors and styles from brands that appeared on the old scorecard, as well as several from a brand that is new to our scorecard: The high marks earned by Alexandre Family Farms in Crescent City, California landed them in the top-rated, five-spoon category.

Overall, the updated scorecard ranks 225 varieties of organic yogurt from 29 brands. Backed by research-based findings, Cornucopia’s scorecards showcase ethical family farms and their brands, while exposing factory farm producers and brands to avoid or scrutinize.

When choosing healthy snacks this fall, invest in organic if you can, and use our Organic Yogurt Scorecard to make the most informed decisions. Also stay tuned for the Organic Beef Scorecard, out later this year.

Thanks to our engaged consumers for sharing their favorite organic brands and varieties. We want to hear from you! Which of your favorite brands are missing from our scorecards? Email us at [email protected].

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