Who would have ever thought that Kraft singles — the individually wrapped, bright orange "cheese" product of our childhood — would ever be considered healthy?
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — that's who.
According to the New York Times, the academy actually thinks we should be feeding the "food" we used to sneak when Mom wasn't looking to our kids. In fact, it's the first product to earn right to display the academy's "Kids Eat Right" seal on its packaging.
If you're confused, you're not alone. The FDA obviously has never allowed Kraft to call the slices "cheese," but they're not even allowed to designate them as "pasteurized process cheese food" because then they'd have to be made up of at least 51% real cheese. Instead, the singles bear the mouthwatering moniker "pasteurized process cheese product."
Here's the complete list of ingredients in Kraft's American singles: