Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt

Updated:Mar 21,2013

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Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in
sodium, according to a new study.
     
Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving — about 40 percent of the 1,500 mg daily limit the American Heart Association recommends.
A product was high in sodium if it had more than 210 mg per serving.

A salty diet may train your child’s palate to prefer saltiness — and could lead to long-term health issues. So read
nutrition facts labels to choose healthier foods for your children.

Sodium is in regular table salt and
many foods.
 
 
 
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