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9 Kids' Foods that Aren't as Healthy as They Appear

Not every food that sounds healthy for a child is as good as it appears. By Carolyn Williams, M.Ed., R.D.

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Worst Kids' Foods - PB & J

The PB & J

This classic kid food is perfect for lunchboxes and last minute meals, but the traditional version on white bread leaves much to be desired nutritionally. Commercial peanut butters are full of artery-clogging hydrogenated oils and added sugars. And spreading on grape jelly adds an extra helping of simple sugars.  It’s easy to make your sandwich a nutritional winner, though, by using whole grain bread, natural peanut butter, and an all-fruit spread. The complex carbs and fiber in the bread combined with the protein and good fats in natural peanut butter deliver a filling and balanced meal.

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