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

February 2, 2015 4:01 PM

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

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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