Monday, May 4, 2009

"Cheeseburgers and chocolate biscuits healthier than baby food"

My colleague at the "Children's Food Campaign", Christine Haigh, has compiled a brilliant report which looks at the nutritional content of many of the foods marketed at babies and young children. It exposes just how high in saturated fat, salt and sugar many of these foods are.

I was really shocked by Cow and Gates failure to provide nutitional information for their food for babies and young people. When our researcher asked for one she was told that "unfortunately we do not have a complete list of ingredients for all our food to send"

It is not good enough and makes a mockery of the governments tactic to allow the food companies to regulate them selves.

The good news is that Cow and Gate have immediately withdrawn their Baby Bear Balance biscuits. Their has been a lot of media coverage - you may have seen Richard Watts on BBC Breakfast or heard Christine on the radio.

Have a look at Children's Food Campaign website for fuller details


Stephanie Wood said...

Has anyone done any research into Krispy Kreme Donuts? Often touted as a fund raising opportunity for schools. Doesn't seem to support the fresh, healthy and sustainable food message we're trying to convey ...