Packaged toddler foods often high in sugar, salt

February 2, 2015 4:25 PM

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For younger babies, most commercial foods were low in sodium and the majority of infant meals, vegetables, fruits, and dry infant cereals did not contain added sugars, which is good news, said lead researcher Mary E. Cogswell of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

“It was surprising that more than seven of 10 packaged toddler meals contained too much sodium,” Cogswell told Reuters Health by email.

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