Top 20 Most Unhealthy Food for Kids!

What are the worst foods to give your kids?

Babble.com has put together a photographic list of recrimination so you too can feel crappy about what you feed your kids. (I love that the photos on the food page below this list are of cupcakes and sweet coffee drinks. They need to make up their minds.)

At any rate, I am guilty of some on this list. Click the link to see your feeding sins.

What are you giving them on the list? Can you justify occasionally serving them? Do you have healthier versions for less guilt?

12 comments Add your comment

shaggy

April 7th, 2011
12:45 pm

The link just goes to the home page. I didn’t see any list and certainly ain’t gonna search through a site to find it.

LM

April 7th, 2011
1:01 pm

same here could not find the list

Stacey

April 7th, 2011
2:06 pm

I couldn’t find the list either though I did bookmark the site to go back and read other articles.

I will admit that my answer very well may be all of the above at some point. Although I try to feed my son mostly healthy food, he sometimes has unhealthy “junk” for dinner such as frozen pizza, canned pasta, etc.

JATL

April 7th, 2011
4:11 pm

I believe in trying to set a good example of healthy eating for your kids and in feeding them truly healthy foods -including available snack choices. However, treats are treats! We all want (I would even say NEED) an ice cream or some birthday cake sometime. Some afternoons just for kicks, it’s nice to let your kid get the pack of gummy bears or Airheads or a Snickers when you’re checking out of the grocery store. Absolutely forbidding this stuff only makes it more tantalizing. Modeling and talking about WHY living on junk and sugar is bad does help. My 5 year old would probably sell me to get a back of gummy candy (it’s limited, but has a crack-like hold on him), but I treated him to Chick-fil-A drive through after a long bike ride this afternoon, and he chose the fruit -as usual – instead of fries with his nuggets. His Chick-fil-A treat last week (he usually gets to go once a week), was a grilled chicken sandwich (which they refused to put in a kid’s meal -ANGRY mom here). So, he makes good food decisions on his own with a little help sometime in the “you can’t eat cupcakes and doughnuts and gummies every day” department. Moderation -as with most things -is the key.

JATL

April 7th, 2011
4:12 pm

oops -a “pack” of gummy candy…

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

April 7th, 2011
4:36 pm

sorry guys what a bummer – I will find it and relink it up. I was at the doctors this morning now with Lilina. for her breathing — don’t care what anybody says the desert environment is not doing us any favors

ty

April 7th, 2011
5:40 pm

Did not see list and also, unable to navigate their site to find it.

So TWG is on vacation...

April 7th, 2011
5:56 pm

…THIS week, just like everyone else, but she is multi-tasking by working AND having fun (’cept for the youngest being ill)…

motherjanegoose

April 7th, 2011
6:28 pm

@ So…pay attention…if you are going to make a crack at TWG…. please know what you are talking about.

Photius

April 8th, 2011
7:58 am

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

I am paying attention, MJG...

April 8th, 2011
10:43 am

…earlier this week there was some question as to whether TWG’s kids were now in private school or whether she had moved from GCPS since her posts on Monday sounded like she was on spring break last week, rather than this week when most schools are on spring break; you even chimed in and said she had moved…

There was no “crack” made by me at TWG (if you willnotice I was acknowledging that spring break with a sick child is no fun – but evidently you failed to comprehend that in your haste to castigate me), so, as you often say, if you are not going to add to the post, please do not comment just to slam someone else…

JJ

April 11th, 2011
9:44 am

Sodas!
Candy in excess!
Fast food!

I think the most unhealtiest habits are overscheduling you and your kids, eating on the run, in the car, through the drive through. SLOW DOWN.