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    Yep, I consider them processed food too. Check the fat, sugar and salt levels in them per 100gm's and that'll give you an accurate idea.

    My DD's too young for that sort of thing but even when she's older they won't form any regular part of her diet. They'd be the very occasional treat at a social gathering of some description and that's it.

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    Like the others are saying, they're still only sometimes foods here. I make popcorn for him at home and just add a small amount of sea salt to it. He's happier with that than flavoured popcorn. Plus I find the cost of those sort of things too much to buy on a regular basis.

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    theyre better than normal snacks but my ds 1s presschool has a limit on amount of sugar / fat / salt per 100 grams and pretty much ALL of the 'healthy' snacks also breech the amount

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    Default Processed snacks

    I'm not a fan of any packet food being a normal part of the day ,( I don't give any food as a treat)

    I've never heard of any of them so I just looked them up , they are no where near as bad as chips , McDonald's etc but are all still mainly made with canola or other processed oils , probably gmo corn and soy that I'm not a fan of and all pretty much are all void of any nutrients and are mainly salt, sugar and carbs

    The popcorn snacks make me laugh as air popped organic popcorn ($5.50 for 650g) takes less than 2 minutes to make ( the cheap k Mart machine is I think $12 ) but apparently you pay $3.60 per 100g bag from coles

    Potato stix contain additive 508 which is not recommended for children ( can cause nausea and liver toxicity) plus contain msg
    As do the rice wheels and potato
    Curls , the carmens bar contains sulphites , vege chips are ok but void of any real nutrients but have sugar, salt and carbs

    The only packet food I buy for DS is Arnotts letter jumbles ( mini milk arrowroot 21g packets of biscuits with letters on them ) which are additive free and also just carbs and sugar but he may have 1 packet a fortnight if we are stuck for food and he's hungry in the car , otherwise I take goji berries or apples and bananas if we are going out and wont be eating for a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi1987 View Post
    theyre better than normal snacks but my ds 1s presschool has a limit on amount of sugar / fat / salt per 100 grams and pretty much ALL of the 'healthy' snacks also breech the amount
    What's the recommendation per 100g?

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    They're probably lower in additives than 'normal' junk food, and some of the stuff in the health food section is sugar free or low sodium. But they're also still very low on nutritional value. I'd consider them "better" than chocolate or cake but still just an occasional treat food.

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    I find it hard because I don't like feeding biscuits etc to kids but DS can't eat much else. I get a form that says Cheerios, baby mam biscuits etc and coco pops HOW IS THAT HEALTHY!!!

    Lunch boxes are my enemy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    What's the recommendation per 100g?
    foods

    fat - 20g per 100 g or 5 g / 100 saturated fat
    sugar - 15g/100 g
    sodium - 600 mg / 100g
    energy 600 kj / 100g

    drinks
    Fat - 10 g /100 g or 2.5 /100 saturated
    sugar 7.5 g / 100 g
    sodium - 7.5 g / 100 g
    energy 600 kj / 100 g

    it rules out ALOT of stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemmi1987 View Post
    foods

    fat - 20g per 100 g or 5 g / 100 saturated fat
    sugar - 15g/100 g
    sodium - 600 mg / 100g
    energy 600 kj / 100g

    drinks
    Fat - 10 g /100 g or 2.5 /100 saturated
    sugar 7.5 g / 100 g
    sodium - 7.5 g / 100 g
    energy 600 kj / 100 g

    it rules out ALOT of stuff
    The sugar at 15g/100g and 600mg/100g for salt seems quite high? Where does that info come from?

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    It should be 300-400mg / 100g for sodium.

    Ps- does your son have dried Goji berries? I tried them and they were gross!


 

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