CDC: most commercial foods for infants, toddlers contain too much salt, sugar

February 2, 2015 4:01 PM

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Study leader Mary Cogswell, of the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and her team used a 2012 US nutrient database to analyze the sodium and sugar content of 1,074 commercial foods for infants and toddlers.

Within their analysis, they included pre-packaged dinners - such as macaroni cheese and mini hot dogs - snacks, fruits, vegetables, dry cereals, juices and desserts.

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