Top 3 Very Popular Kids Snacks That Sound Healthy But Aren’t

Feeding your little one can be a hard task. Between the aggressive marketing campaigns and misleading packaging, many snacks available for kids proudly proclaim their health benefits, when it could not be farther from the truth. You are watching NYK. With this in mind, we bring you a list of the top 3 of the most unhealthy snacks you should avoid giving your children.

  1. Cereal

This might sound surprising, but generally, a high-nutritious food, particularly sugary cereal is not so healthy for your little ones. Let us tell you at least why you should not feed your child cereal. It's because a bowl of common kids' cereals is essentially just simple, processed carbs with very little amount of protein. Hard-boiled eggs & oats are much healthier options for snack time & breakfast.

  1. Vegetable chips

We know this is a real heart breaker, but vegetable chips are not nearly as healthy as you might think they are. Per ounce, these chips contain about 130 to 160 calories and about 12 to 15 grams of fat. Air-popped popcorn is a much healthier alternative.

  1. Packaged noodles

Multiple kinds of research say that packaged noodles are not only low on nutrition but they are also packed with a lot of sodium that is not good for kids' health. Kids between two to three years old should have no more than 1,000 mg of sodium per day, while for children up to age 8; it should not exceed 1,200 mg per day. Oats are much healthier options instead!

These are just a few snacks that kids really shouldn't eat. However, the list is long!