… Children’s lunchboxes can contain more than 12 teaspoons of sugar, says Which? in its latest investigation into the impact of junk food marketing on kids’ eating habits. Which? bought brand-leading items that fit into children’s lunchboxes, assessed their nutritional content and found that some products that give the impression of being healthy are in fact full of salt and sugar. One pack of Dairylea Lunchables Ham ‘n’ Cheese Crackers contains 1.8g of salt, more than half the daily allowance of a 4–6 year old. Each 200ml bottle of Fruit Shoot Orange Juice Drink is made up of 23g of sugar – almost five teaspoons. Almost a third (8g) of a 25g bar of Frosties Cereal Milk Bars is made up of sugar.
To help families to pick out healthier food, Which? … (full text).