Ultra-processed food makes up half of Kiwi kids diet - study

Ultra-processed food makes up half of Kiwi kids diet

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[02 November, NewsHub]

Processed foods such as bread and muesli bars are the basis of most kiwi kids’ diets, a study involving 800 children over 10 years revealed. University of Otago Researcher Louise Fangupo says the nutrient content of the food, rather than the processing, is the key matter to be considered as ultra-processed food are typically high in sugar, unhealthy fats and salt. 

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