Infographic: The 5 Worst Foods to Put in Your Kids' Lunches

June 5, 2013

If you want to make your kids' lunches a little healthier, here are the foods to avoid. Spark put together the below infographic to teach parents which foods they should avoid, even if they might appear to be healthy. 

First on the list is fruit snacks, which might be delicious for kids but are are full of artificial flavors and sugar. A little dessert never hurt anyone, but try to stay away from the ones that come pre-packaged because they are full of trans fat. Juice boxes follow this same trend -- they are full of artificial flavors and usually don't contain any real fruit. Crackers are also on the list, because they tend to be full of sodium and add no actual nutritional value to a meal. And, lastly, avoid adding lunch meats to your kids' lunches. Lunch meats are processed and increase the risk for several diseases. 

Learn more about what you should and should not include in your kids' lunches in the infographic below. 

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