Food and beverage conglomerates have long used 'fruit' to peddle nutritionally questionable goods. Fruit cakes or gummies are as sweet as candy.

Fruit snacks

Fast food restaurants have made french fries increasingly popular among children. Fries are unhealthy, calorie-dense, and easy to overeat.

 French fries

Sugary cereals are poor in fibre and heavy in carbohydrates. Choose cereals with fewer than 10 grammes of sugar and 3 grammes of fibre.

Sugar cereals

Multiple studies show processed red meat like hot dogs or bologna can cause diabetes, heart disease, and colon cancer. Hot dogs include cancer-causing salt, fat, and nitrates.

Deli meals

The buzz about soda's health concerns is accurate, especially for kids. Soda and cola raise the risk of type-2 diabetes and obesity.

Sweetened drinks

Many granola bars feature components that make them more of a dessert than a wholesome snack. Cover features the catch again.

 Granola bars

Don't allow your child guzzle sports drinks after a cricket or badminton match. Kids can get used to the flavour and prefer it to water.

Sports drinks

A single serving of noodles or pasta has more than half of a child's salt allowance.

Packaged noodles

Cheese provides calcium and protein, but check your child's quantities. A slice of cheese has over 100 calories and 10 grammes of fat, so snacking on more may pile up fast.

Cheese

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