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What ingredients should I look out for when buying foods for my toddler?

In the first 1000 days, the food your toddler eats not only affects their health now but it actually has a huge impact on their health right into adulthood. However, it can often be quite confusing trying to read labels on foods, making it difficult to make healthy food choices for your toddler.
All packaged food is required to have the list of ingredients on it. The ingredients are listed in descending order – so the ingredient that is used in the greatest amount will appear first on the list. This is handy to know because if you see sugar or salt somewhere near the start of the list you will know the food has a lot of these in it and it would be best to avoid giving this food to your toddler.
If your toddler is allergic to any type of food the list of ingredient will have these foods listed also.  At the bottom of the list of ingredients it may say “Contains Milk” or “Contains Soya” or any other allergen that is in the food.

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