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    What’s in your chips, anyway?

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    Many Frito-Lay snacks start with simple ingredients like potatoes, corn or grains. From there, we cook them in better oils like sunflower, canola and corn. Our process is simple, just like our ingredients. Once we have cooked our signature snacks, we add salt or a blend of seasoning to create the unique flavors that you know and love.

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    I'm concerned about genetically modified foods. Does Frito-Lay offer any snacks that are Non-GMO Project Verified?

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    While all of our snacks are safe to eat and meet all regulatory standards, we do offer a number of products across the Smartfood, Stacy's and Simply lines which are Non-GMO Project Verified.

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    Do any Frito-Lay snacks contain whole grains?

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    For years, we have been transforming our portfolio of snacks to meet changing consumer needs and preferences. This includes the creation of products that provide whole grains. For example, our SunChips multigrain snacks contain 19 grams of whole grains per 1-oz serving. In addition, we offer our Smartfood popcorn flavors, which are made with air-popped, whole-grain popcorn.

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    Are any Frito-Lay snacks certified Organic?

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    Organic food options are becoming more widely available, and not just in the produce section. We offer several USDA Certified Organic products within our Simply and Stacy’s product lines. For a full list, click here.

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    Frito-Lay is famous for its savory snacks, but aren’t they high in sodium?

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    Our chips have less salt than you might think! The sodium per serving in our chips is actually comparable or less than the amount found in foods like bread and crackers. With chips, the salt is on the surface of the snack, so it’s the first thing your tongue tastes. With other foods, like crackers, the savory taste isn’t as strong since the salt is mixed into the dough before baking. For example, a 1-oz. serving of Lay’s Classic potato chips contains 170 mg of sodium, which is less than the amount of sodium in a 1-oz. serving of wheat crackers.**

    ** Lay’s® Classic potato chips contain 170 mg of sodium per 1-oz. serving; wheat crackers contain (238 mg of sodium per 1-oz. serving). Reference amount of sodium in wheat crackers 285 mg sodium/oz. from United States Department of Agriculture, available at: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/5739?manu=&fgcd

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    I'm concerned about eating too much fat. Are your chips high in fat?

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    Most of our chips have 7-10 grams of total fat per 1-oz. serving. We also offer snacks with 3.5 grams of fat or less per serving, such as Lay's Oven Baked potato chips that have 65 percent less fat than regular potato chips and our Lay's Kettle Cooked Less Fat potato chips that have 40 percent less fat than our original chips.

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    Many of your snacks are fried. Shouldn’t I be avoiding fried foods?

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    Fried foods aren't automatically bad for you. However, the oil that's used to do the frying does make a big difference. That's why we cook our chips in corn, canola and sunflower oils that contain 80 percent or more of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat - the "good fats" - along with 20 percent or less saturated fat and 0 grams of trans fat.

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    Can snack foods really fit into a nutritious diet?

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    At Frito-Lay, we believe all of our snacks can be part of a nutritious, balanced lifestyle when consumed in moderation. Snacking can help maintain your weight and help sustain your energy throughout the day. Additionally, research suggests smart snacking helps improve overall diet quality by providing nutrients and foods that are commonly lacking in the diet (e.g., calcium, fiber, and additional servings of whole grains and veggies).

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