Kids seem like they are always hungry throughout the day, so providing them with snacks is the best way to satiate them. Going for the easy choices can save you on much time, but they’re not always the healthiest. Whether you’re squeezing in dinner before soccer practice, packing lunches before sunup, or just coaxing a picky eater to put something in her belly, it’s often much easier to give kids quick, convenient, and often unhealthy foods rather than nutritious meals.
It doesn’t help that sugary cereals, fruit snacks, and soda are the items that youngsters usually love. It’s nearly impossible to deprive your kids of occasional treats, but some treats should be limited to the fullest extent possible. In addition to some of these foods being full of unhealthy ingredients, they may also contain ingredients that can hinder a child’s developing systems.
News reports have started looking into some of the favorite foods we enjoy giving to our children and discovering that they’re even worse for them than we thought. The next time you go to the grocery store, you may want to stay away from these 40 popular foods you shouldn’t be giving your children until a certain age — or at all!