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16/07/02 . by unknown . Metro . London
Damned the 'worst junk foods'.
They are foods that parents love to hate - and children love to eat. Aimed specifically at youngsters, they are typically high in fats, salt, sugar and additives.
A jury of 800 parents highlighted the worst examples of unhealthy products in the first-ever Children's food awards.
Fast food chain McDonald's was awarded the pester power title for the way it markets its Happy Meals at children, while the award for 'Not in my lunchbox' went to Dairylea lunchables, which one parent branded 'processed food at its worst, marketed as a nutritous snack'.
The parent's Jury, part of the food commission charity, praised Sun-Maid Raisins and Captain Organic dried fruit as ideal for chidren's
lunchboxes. McDonald's said its advertising was 'legal, decent, honest and truthful' while Kraft, which makes Dairylea Lunchables, said they were 'an occasional and fun treat'.