Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice

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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 - Applesauce

Apple Sauce

What could be more wholesome than applesauce, right? Think again. Most applesauce today is sweetened with added sugars and may even be tinted with artificial colorings. While there are nutritious ones out there, you have to know what to shop for. Look for the words “natural” or “unsweetened” on the label, which usually means the applesauce has no added sugars, just fruit. Double check the ingredient list to make sure apples and water are the primary ingredients. Organic varieties of unsweetened applesauce, which are made from apples grown on pesticide- and chemical-free farms, are available at some stores.

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