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Buyer beware: “Healthy” children’s foods are not as healthy as claimed, according to study

Experts warn parents to be careful when buying food and drinks for their kids. Researchers at the University of Glasgow in the U.K. found that many children’s food and drinks like fruit-based snacks, juices, yogurts, cereals and ready-to-eat meals marketed as “healthy” in the U.K. are not actually as healthy as claimed.  The researchers found that of the 332 products investigated from supermarkets, 41 percent were less healthy than they were marketed to be. These products included juices, cereal bars, cereals, fruit snacks, and yogurts. Aside from making health claims, these products used cartoons, toys, and other such promotions to attract young consumers.  Read more....

 

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