Wal-Mart reducing sodium, sugar, and trans fats in products?

Wal-Mart: The next big health food store?

Wal-Mart is rolling out its “healthy” food line in a few months, and you’ve gotta note the irony. Here’s a company that put a Mickey D’s in nearly every store…and now they’re going to tell America what’s healthy and what’s not?

For decades now, “junk food” has practically been Wal-Mart’s middle name. Their stores are stacked to the ceiling with chips and dips. Their store-brand sodas, frozen pizzas, and “Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick” are legendary… for helping feed the nation’s waistline, that is!

Now, Wal-Mart is going to advise the nation on healthy eating. They’ve vowed to change their ways–and their products–reducing sodium, sugar, and trans fats.

That’s a great goal, don’t get me wrong. But honestly, do you really expect Wal-Mart to overhaul their best-selling junk-food products? (Personally, I want to see how they transform that Pancake-and-Sausage number into health food!)

It’s true, Wal-Mart does have good prices on their produce and meat–and that’s where you best spend your money. (Yes, they even have organics!) But the thought of a “healthy” Wal-Mart has me gasping for air. I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if Wal-Mart becomes the next health food store…or anything close.