The 14 Worst Kids' Foods: Are They in Your Kitchen?

You know to limit desserts and chips in your kids' diet, but do you know about these other unhealthy kids' foods? Here's what you need to know (15 Photos)

Dina Roth Port on Nov 6, 2013 at 12:10PM

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The 14 Worst Kids' Foods: Are They in Your Kitchen?

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Fruit Snacks

"Don't let the word 'fruit' fool you -- fruit gummies, leather and the like are so packed with sugar they're actually more like candy, even the ones that are fortified with vitamin C," says Karen Ansel, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and author of The Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start. "Plus, they stick to kids' teeth so they can be a recipe for cavities." So while these products are fine to dole out as an occasional dessert or treat, if you're looking for a fruit snack, you're better off with dried fruit like cranberries or (even better) fresh fruit, like grapes or cut melon.

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