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UK: Some baby food worse than junk food

Junk food babies: cheeseburgers and chocolate biscuits healthier than baby food

“New research from the Children’s Food Campaign has exposed the poor nutritional quality of many foods marketed for babies and young children. The survey of more than one hundred foods marketed for babies and young children, all found in mainstream UK supermarkets in spring 2009, exposes just how high in saturated fat, salt and sugar many of these foods are.”

The survey also found one brand of children’s biscuit had unhealthy transfats.  The manufacturers have now withdrawn it from sale.

Read more: Children’s Food Campaign, 4 May 2009

Some baby foods less nutritious than a cheeseburger, says report

“Cheeseburgers and chocolate biscuits are more nutritious than some of the most popular baby foods from Britain’s leading brands”, a report by the Children’s Food Campaign claims.  “Of 107 foods marketed for consumption by babies and young children – all bought from mainstream British supermarkets – a high proportion were high in saturated fat, salt and sugar.”

Read more: The Guardian, 3 May 2009

Published on May 5, 2009 in International news