Do you feed your kids processed foods like Chef Boyardee or something similiar?
If so do you know what the sodium content is in those foods (without googling them) and what the reccomended sodium intake for a toddler is?
A HALF OF a can (which is the reccomended serving size) of Chef Boyardee can have anywhere from 960 Mg up to 1150 MG of sodium in a serving (again which is HALF A CAN) not a whole can.
The reccomended sodium intake for a toddler is 325-1000mg. A DAY
How many of you knew what you were actually feeding your children?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by neveragain17 at 2:30 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by mommyslate at 2:34 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by luckyhart at 2:34 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by mommyslate at 2:35 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
i didn't know to to tell you the truth, I wouldn't have cared. i have no more toddlers for now but when and if I do spaghettios were good enough for my first 4 and for myself for that matter. You are not going to kill them by letting them have raviolisfor god sakes. Don't sweat the small stuff. We didn't have car seats when we were kids. Shit one of my moms cars didn't even have a floor! My sis and I would throw stuff through the floor and then pop up to watch it bounce out the back window....
Answer by lostshel at 2:35 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 2:35 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Yeah I do sometimes. Even if It is not Canned I will buy sauce and boxed meals to feed us all. I know packaged foods have more sodium too. But it's not every day so I don't obsess over it.
Answer by SylviaNCali at 2:37 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by Underwoodwife at 2:37 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
We stay away from over processed foods in general. My husband and I feed our kids what we eat which is home grown, local food. We are a huge supporter of the slow foods movement and do our best to live within those principles. My family gets along fine without canned ravioli and boxed macaroni and cheese powder. I am often criticized for not "utilizing" the processed crap that is offered at the grocers and most people assume that we must have a lot of free time on our hands. I wish it were so. Even though both my husband and I work and I have started working on my doctorate we still feel it is important to take the time to feed our children with healthy, filler/chemical free foods! I care about these things because how we teach our children to eat now will effect them in the long run. It's no coincidence that things like obesity and diabetes in children have risen since more processed food has been given to our kids!
Answer by lucysmomrocks at 2:40 PM on Jul. 14, 2009