Typical packed lunches in America today contain an unbelievable amount of harmful and scary ingredients. Did you know that a Lunchable has almost 200 ingredients?
It is crazy to think that many ingredients make up crackers, turkey, cheese, and a treat. Some other typical lunch items are snack packs like Ritz Bits Crackers (over 30 ingredients plus yellow dye), chocolate milk (27 grams added sugar), and fruity yogurt (over 20 ingredients, aspartame, and red#40). All of these items seem healthy until you turn them over to read the label to find ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial sweeteners, artificial dyes, added sugars, and a large amount of sodium. Childhood obesity rates, ADHD, and behavior issues have been linked to these ingredients.
Here are some scary statistics:
Instead of filling our children’s lunchboxes with processed foods, let’s fuel them with REAL food with ESSENTIAL nutrients so they can thrive academically and athletically.
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