UK Baby Food Worse Than a Burger

Report finds kids' food high in sugar, saturated fat
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2009 4:24 PM CDT
A double cheeseburger, fries and soda lie on a table at Majors Hamburgers December 28, 2003 in Yakima, Washington.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Some of Britain's most popular baby food is no more healthy than a cheeseburger, the Guardian reports. A survey by Britain's Children’s Food Campaign showed that a common weaning food by Heinz contained more sugar than a chocolate biscuit, and a mini cheese biscuit made by the company had more saturated fat per 100g than a quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald's.

Only one in four surveyed Heinz products for kids are low in saturated fat, salt, or sugar. "Many foods marketed for babies and young children are advertised as 'healthy,'” CFC’s co-coordinator said. “In reality, in terms of sugar and saturated fat content, some are worse than junk food. In particular, failing to correctly label products that contain dangerous trans fats is outrageous."