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No Free lunches?

Lisa Cutforth - Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Does your lunch choice make cents? Just how much is clever marketing and a desire for apparent convenience costing you? The courier mail investigated childrens lunch boxes, here's some of their findings... "On average, a lunchbox with pre-packaged food costs $33 a week compared to a fresh food lunchbox at $14 a week." You could save nearly $20 a week PER PERSON! But it is not only costing you financially, there is a much bigger loss attached: and it's certainly not weight loss... it's your family's health. "The daily recommended intake for a 10-year-old child is 8500kJ a day, and 45g-80g of fat. A comparison revealed: The unhealthiest lunchbox contained a total of 61.2g of fat and equalled 5208kJ. However, a healthy lunchbox comes in at 2678kJ and a total of 18g of fat - a difference of 2530kJ. "An average 10-year-old weighing 42kg would need to walk for more than four hours every day just to burn up the extra energy between the two lunchboxes. "The short-term health effects for children that eat a poor diet include difficulty concentrating because of dehydration from high salt content in food, constipation from lack of fibre and poor behaviour." Click here for Courier Mail's full article. For more information and some great tips... on children's nutrition and fussy eaters...

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