Back to school: How much sugar is lurking in your kids’ favourite snacks?

Stargold the Food Fairy


You send your kids off to school with granola bars, fruit snacks and juice boxes daily. The packaging says they’re healthy, with no artificial colours and flavours, 100 per cent of your daily dose of vitamin C and a great source of calcium. But how much sugar is lurking in these snacks?

“It’s very deceiving and hard to tell what’s really in kids’ snacks unless you read the nutrition panel. The marketing out there tricks us into buying more things and parents care about their kids’ health so [the packaging] makes it sound healthy,” Claudia Lemay, a Vancouver-based registered dietitian, told Global News.

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