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Kumar Garg R. The Impact of Packaged Food on Children's Health: Strategies to Overcome. JCCNC 2023; 9 (2) :4-4
URL: http://jccnc.iums.ac.ir/article-1-432-en.html
Principal, Guru Dronacharya College of Nursing, Yol Cantt Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh, India. , principalnsg9@gmail.com
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Background: Packaged foods are often high in sugar, salt, fat, additives, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours and low in nutrients. These factors may lead to weight gain, delayed growth and development, type 2 diabetes, damage to the teeth, food poisoning, and many other health problems. This short commentary has critically examined the effects of packaged food on children's health along with possible solutions. 
Main Idea: Packaged food may be convenient, but it is often full of unsafe ingredients that can be harmful to a child's developing body. The best way to ensure that children are getting the nutrition they need, while avoiding the potential health hazards posed by packaged food, is to make meals from scratch at home. This allows controlling the ingredients that go into the meal and ensure that the child is getting a balanced, nutritious diet. Eating out less often and cutting back on processed foods can also help to reduce the amount of packaged food a child consumes. Additionally, educating children about the importance of healthy eating can help to establish healthy habits.
Conclusion: The impact of packaged food on children's health is an increasingly important issue. Considering the potential harm of packaged foods to children's health, it is necessary for parents to remove these types of foods from their children's diet as much as possible and use foods prepared at home.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2022/10/25 | Accepted: 2022/12/25 | Published: 2023/04/3

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