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Top brand babyfoods nutritionally worse than junkfoods!

Posted in Diet,Foodservice Footprint news,News by foodservicefootprint on May 5, 2009

The Children’s Food Campaign, part of food and farming lobby group Sustain, has released research examining the nutritional content of 107 baby and toddler foods available in UK supermarkets.

The research has found that half of the products available exceed FSA guidelines for saturated fat, sugar and salt levels, whilst some will have health conscious parents tearing their hair out.

The CFC’s survey found that Farley’s Rusks, that favourite of generations of parents with teething children, contained 29g of sugar per 100g – more than that found in many chocolate biscuits! Meanwhile, Cow & Gate’s toddler biscuits were found to contain the dreaded trans fats that are linked to heart disease and obesity. As a direct result C&G, who produce a range of babyfoods, have discontinued production of their baby biscuits range.

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