When I read Five Worst Packaged Lunchbox Meals my heart sank when I thought about the high rate of childhood obesity and about how many children regularly eat these products. Childhood obesity is a preventable epidemic in the U.S. At Hypnosis Health Info I am dedicated to to fighting and preventing childhood obesity. Take advantage of the hypnosis treatments available at my Seattle weight loss office. Slender For Life™ teaches  weight loss self-hypnosis to children and their families.

American families are so busy with work and school activities, Lunchables and similar packaged lunches seem like cheap and convenient options, but many pack a hidden cost—an increased risk for chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes—according to The Five Worst Packaged Lunchbox Meals, a new analysis by dietitians with the Cancer Project. These products are often high in fat and cholesterol and contain processed meats, high-fat dairy products, and other unhealthful items that contribute to childhood obesity and raise the risk of chronic diseases later in life.

Here are the The Five Worst Packaged Lunchbox Meals in rank order by the Cancer Project :

  1. Lunchables Maxed Out Cracker Stackers: Cracker Combo Ham and Cheddar, Oscar Mayer
  2. Lunchables Maxed Out Cracker Stackers: Cracker Combo Turkey and Cheddar, Oscar Mayer
  3. LunchBoxers: Pizza, Norwegian Jake’s
  4. LunchMakers Fun Kits: Bologna Cracker Crunchers, Armour-Eckrich
  5. Lunchables Nachos Cheese Dip and Salsa, Oscar Mayer

According to the article by the Cancer Project, Most of these meals are high in fat and cholesterol and contain no fruits or vegetables. High-fat foods like these have contributed to America’s childhood obesity epidemic. The prevalence of overweight in children ages 6 to 19 has tripled over the past two decades. Childhood obesity sets the stage for the development of chronic diseases. One recent study found that obese children as young as 10 have the arteries of an average 45-year-old. As young people consume more high-fat foods, such as packaged lunchbox meals, they increase their long-term risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. One in three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in his or her life, according to federal health experts.

In an article by the Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine, “Packaged lunches might be convenient, but these high-fat, high-salt products can be hard on your kid’s health,” says Cancer Project dietitian Krista Haynes, R.D., L.D. “Most Lunchables and other packaged lunch meals are packed with saturated fat and cholesterol. The only way to get significant fiber from these products would be to eat the box.”

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