Tot Meals Not as Healthy as They Seem

Tot Meals Not as Healthy as They Seem


If you’re buying pre-packaged meals to feed
your toddler, you may want to take a closer look at the label. I’m Rachelle Grossman with
your latest health news. A recent study finds that many commercially prepared meals for
toddlers in the US have too much salt and added sugar and this could be setting your
child up for health troubles later. The CDC studied more than one-thousand different dinners,
snacks, cereals, juices and desserts and found that baby foods – like fruit or vegetable
purees for infants – are mostly low in sodium with no added sugars. However, a big change
was noted when it came to toddler meals. A significant percentage of these had added
sugars and too much salt. Researchers say this could lead kids to develop a taste for
these foods, possibly placing them at risk for obesity and heart disease later. Experts
suggest you limit your child’s snacks and juices, check labels, and simply puree your
own healthy food.

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