Most Commercial Foods For Infants, Toddlers Contain Too Much Salt, Sugar

Most Commercial Foods For Infants, Toddlers Contain Too Much Salt, Sugar

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the majority of pre-packaged meals and snacks for toddlers in the US contain high levels of salt or sugar, which researchers say could be putting children's health at risk. Pre-packaged toddler meals analyzed in this study contained sodium at levels almost 1.5 times… Continue reading Most Commercial Foods For Infants, Toddlers Contain Too Much Salt, Sugar

Fruit Juices and Smoothies Have 'Unacceptably High' Sugar Content

Fruit Juices and Smoothies Have ‘Unacceptably High’ Sugar Content

The next time you offer your children a healthy smoothie instead of a soda, you may want to remember that it could contain as much as 13 g/100 ml, equivalent to around 2.5 tsp in a 3.5-oz serving, or approximately two-thirds to a half of a child's recommended daily sugar intake. Smoothies can have a… Continue reading Fruit Juices and Smoothies Have ‘Unacceptably High’ Sugar Content