On my list of things to do this week was write a post responding to the recent scare over toxic chemicals in boxed macaroni and cheese. Fortunately, my friends at Examine.com have save me the trouble. If this is something that you saw in the headlines and were concerned about, here is an excellent analysis of what we know and how much we need to worry about it.
Here’s the bottom line. An occasional box of mac and cheese isn’t going to kill anyone. However, there’s a pretty good argument for not eating it every day. Phthalates are just one more good reason to not make packaged foods the mainstay of our diets–and to eat a variety of foods.
See also: How important is a varied diet?