The bad news about Girl Scout cookies | News
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Every year around this time, the truck parks in the back lot of the Hornet's Nest Girl Scout Council in West Charlotte and the cars file in to pick up the millions of boxes of cookies.
Many people treasure the time when the coveted cookies hit the streets. But we found some not so good facts about the nutrition under the flap.
Last year, Americans consumed more than 210 billion calories worth of Girl Scout Cookies. Samoas are one of the heaviest calorie carriers. One serving holds 140 calories. One serving is 2 cookies.
We spoke with the Executive Director of the Hornet's Nest Council, Katherine Lambert says the cookies are not the most healthy, but they serve a cause that's worth the extra calories. Last year Girl Scouts sold more than $700 million worth of cookies nationally.
The money goes to fund Girl Scout programs including health and wellness programs. Girls are taught the values of a healthy diet and lifestyle lasting into adulthood.
While the cookies may inspire some dieters guilt, Girl Scout officials say they're a once a year treat that's meant to be enjoyed in moderation.
The cookies hit the grocery store booths this weekend. If you're interested in tracking down cookies in your area, check out http://cookielocator.littlebrownie.com/
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