The food label mistake that could harm your child

April 15, 2015 9:00 AM

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The food label mistake that could harm your child

Children rarely opt for plain, whole beverages and foods like water and vegetables when they’re also offered brightly colored sports drinks, canned sodas, or cookies and candy. But the root of kids’ bad health choices may not lie in their natural taste preferences but rather what’s being placed in front of them to begin with. A new study suggests that’s true— at least when it comes to beverages.

Researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity found parents are still confused about what constitutes a healthy beverage. They are being misled by product labels, and although the majority may stop short of keeping soda in the home, they are still purchasing flavored waters, sports drin...

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