Snack attack: how healthy is your child's lunchbox?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 19 July 2016

12 mins

Packing lunch for your child five days a week can be challenging and it's always tempting to throw in a few extra nibbles. But beware, lunchbox snacks can contain all sorts of hidden nasties including high doses of salt and sugar.

Kate Browne, from Choice Australia, talks us through the consumer organisation's latest investigation into which kids' snack foods make the grade.

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