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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Sweetened Drinks

You probably know that soda is a big no-no for kids -- drinking it can increase their odds of being overweight and developing type-2 diabetes, in addition to causing cavities. But fruit drinks can be just as bad as soda, says Ansel: "If they're not made from 100-percent juice, they're the nutritional equivalent of soda without the bubbles." So if you're going to serve juice, check the label to see that it's 100-percent juice and limit your child's intake (watering it down can help). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids ages 1 to 6 do not consume more than 4 to 6 ounces per day and kids ages 7 to 18 limit their intake to 8 to 12 ounces per day. And keep in mind that the healthiest drinks for kids are milk and water.


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