Navigation Links
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study
Date:3/22/2013

und they ranged from 70 mg to 310 mg per serving.

Cereal bars for toddlers ranged from zero to 85 mg of sodium per serving. Fruit snacks for toddlers ranged from zero to 60 mg per serving.

Maalouf declined to name products by brand. "The main purpose of the study was to look at food categories, not compare brands," she said. "Even within the same brand, we had a wide variation of sodium."

Still, prepackaged macaroni and cheese, cheese and crackers, pasta and chicken, pepperoni pizza and chicken noodle soup typically have high sodium levels, Maalouf added.

The message for parents, Maalouf said, is to read nutrition labels and choose lower-sodium items.

The findings are no surprise to Julia Zumpano, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic's department of preventive cardiology. Foods prepackaged for infants tend to be lower in sodium, as they contain just one or two ingredients, often vegetable- or fruit-based, and servings are smaller than those for toddlers.

The popularity of convenience foods -- which she defines as "anything in a box, bag, frozen container or can" -- has climbed along with the rise in two-income families, she said. Working parents turn to these meals because of time constraints.

To cut down on sodium, she suggested balancing a prepackaged, high-sodium lunch with a healthier, lower-sodium dinner. For snacks, pick fruit, such as an apple, over packaged cheese and crackers. "It's no less convenient," she said.

Her guideline for maximum sodium is stricter than that used for the study. "A single food, such as a slice of bead, a serving of cheese, a salad dressing, should be under 140 milligrams," she said.

Parents can also teach their kids that prepackaged meals and snacks should be enjoyed occasionally but not everyday, she said.

In response to the study finding, Gerber, which makes ready-to-eat baby and toddler foods, said in a statement that it is "proactively reducing sodium leve
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?
2. Eating More Foods Rich in Omega-3s May Lower Alzheimers Risk: Study
3. Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods: Study
4. Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings
5. GTC Green Cleaning Products Now Available from UNFI - United Natural Foods
6. Good mood foods: Some flavors in some foods resemble a prescription mood stabilizer
7. In your future: More healthful foods to nourish the non-human you
8. Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too
9. Organic Foods Not Healthier or More Nutritious, Study Says
10. Little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, Stanford study finds
11. Quorn Foods Inc. Releases a Statement Regarding the News of Meat Eaters Turning to Meatless Meals When Dining
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a ... risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among ... The researchers cautioned that low TSH levels may ... a cause-and-effect link was not established in this study. ... thyroid (hypothyroidism), there were 495 incidences of low levels ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... The “ Ztylus ” was featured on NewsWatch ... reviews and features the latest technology gadgets and services available ... expert, conducted the review and shared with viewers how it’s ... gives users four lens options for their camera. , The ... Tech Report, which reviews and features the latest technology gadgets ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 “The Race is On!” for the ... Sunday, October 12, 2014 as it moves to its new ... As the signature fundraising and awareness event for Susan G. ... Phoenix Race for the Cure provides supporters of all ages ... and even sleeping in. , “Moving the Race to ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... perspiration these symptoms are a few of the ... heart rate and plays a crucial role in its ... Aviv University points to an additional complication caused by ... Mammalian Genome , was conducted by Prof. Karen ... of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU,s Sackler ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... A study led by University of North Carolina at ... the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the ... delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders ... early adulthood and affects about 1 in every 100 ... person can be a life compromised, and the burden ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients 2Health News:NewsWatch Recently Featured the Phone Case “Ztylus” on National Television 2Health News:22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® 2014 Moves to Downtown Phoenix 2Health News:22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® 2014 Moves to Downtown Phoenix 3Health News:Lack of thyroid hormone blocks hearing development 2Health News:Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis 2
... HOUSTON - A vaccine that turns the immune system ... drives the most aggressive form of glioblastoma multiforme improved ... researchers at Duke University and The University of Texas ... Journal of Clinical Oncology . Eighteen newly diagnosed ...
... Oct. 6, 2010 A set of proteins found in ... to diagnose Alzheimer,s disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ... An analysis of the proteins, plus a clinical exam, proved ... accurate in ruling it out in people without the disease, ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay ... young adults admit they are binge drinkers, health officials said ... as having four or more drinks for women, and five ... -- numbers that are different because men and women metabolize ...
... to a discovery by a Saint Louis University researcher, scientists ... better control cholesterol levels in blood. Led by ... at Saint Louis University and published in a recent issue ... of the United States of America, the study found that ...
... New neuroscience research by life scientists from UCLA and Australia may ... to brain injury or disease. By examining how ... way the brain first captures and encodes a situation or event ... The study is published in the Sept. 29 edition ...
... By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , ... study is the latest to suggest that testosterone may ... causing serious side effects. Researchers aren,t yet ready ... to female patients. However, the treatment does hold some ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vaccine extends glioblastoma patients' survival in phase II trial 2Health News:Blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's disease, UT Southwestern researchers find 2Health News:1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC 2Health News:1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC 3Health News:Better cholesterol drugs may follow Saint Louis University researcher's breakthrough 2Health News:Neuroscience research may help patients recover from brain injury 2Health News:Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... York , September 22, 2014 ... (MRI) market has been recently added to Transparency Market ... (MRI) Market: Global Market Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast ... MRI market, which valued US$ 3.9 billion in 2011, ... 2011 to 2017(the forecast period of the report), and ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014  Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical ... today announced it has completed three phase 3 ... Obiltoxaximab is an anti-toxin in development for the ... studies support the safety and tolerability of the ... therapeutic dose. The conclusion of these studies marks ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Persistence Market Research ( http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/ ) ... Ophthalmic Devices: Asia to Witness ... at USD 29,171.5 million in 2014 and is expected ... to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD ... Market Study on Ophthalmic Devices:  Asia  to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market Worth US $4.8 Billion by 2017: Transparency Market Research 2Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market Worth US $4.8 Billion by 2017: Transparency Market Research 3Global Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market Worth US $4.8 Billion by 2017: Transparency Market Research 4Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 2Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 3Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 4Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 5Elusys Announces Results From Three Phase 3 Safety Studies Of Its Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Obiltoxaximab (ETI-204), In Adult Volunteers And Completion Of Its Phase 3 Clinical Development Program 6Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 2Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 3Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 4Global Ophthalmic Devices Market will Reach $2,685.1 Million in 2020: Persistence Market Research 5
... a range of Milli-Q ultrapure water ... quality requirements. Each of the five ... specifically target contaminants detrimental to particular ... and ICP-MS. The systems incorporate a ...
... Millipore has developed a range ... to match specific water quality requirements. ... systems is designed to specifically target ... as HPLC, molecular biology and ICP-MS. ...
... range of Milli-Q ultrapure water systems ... requirements. Each of the five new ... target contaminants detrimental to particular applications ... ICP-MS. The systems incorporate a high ...
... has developed a range of Milli-Q ... specific water quality requirements. Each of ... designed to specifically target contaminants detrimental ... molecular biology and ICP-MS. The systems ...
Medicine Products: