Composition of food marketed for children
Although there are some regulations determining the composition and ingredients permissible in foods marketed to infants and young children, these do not in themselves ensure that food is health promoting or appropriate. We have looked at baby food marketed in the UK and highlight some of the key issues that health professionals may find useful when providing advice and support to families with infants and young children.
Processed dried fruit snacks for young children
This report looks at processed dried fruit snacks made from blended fruit purees and juices which are marketed as ‘fruit equivalents’ but which are closer in composition to confectionery. The report looks at those on the UK market, their composition, cost and sugar content and makes 8 key points highlighting the need for better labelling and the unsuitability of these products (in our opinion) for young children.