10 non-healthy foods that you must avoid giving to your child.

10 non-healthy foods that you must avoid giving to your child.

Children love junk so do you. But the difference is, that we can provide an option to you while your child will eat whatever is provided. So, you need to be aware of what could be unhealthy to a little child of that age be and avoid feeding him with it. Certain quick and tasty foods could be really unhealthy which you have been providing him with. To help you better with that, we have prepared a list of 10 foods that you would not want your child to eat anymore.

Hot dog: Your child might be growing now and able to chew and eat a variety of food. But serving hot dogs from the nutritional point of view could still be dangerous for him. Children often tend to choke on hot dogs and aren’t able to chew it completely. It is considered a no.1 item in the reported child choking emergencies.

Spicy food: Children aren’t yet ready to consume any sort of spicy food. It might lead, having a slight burn while they poop or upset their stomach. A balance of all the spiced with the least possible use of chilies would be a great idea plus, less spicy less sweaty.

Frozen Foods: A slightly chilled foods are good for your baby, but still, it is good to avoid frozen foods or even teethers can enhance the stinging sensation while they eat, making your baby more uncomfortable.

Fruit Snacks: The market sells attractive Gummy fruit snacks, fruit rolls, and jellies, which are nothing but sugar. Look at them like candy instead of a lunchtime snack. A lot of fruit snacks tag themselves with “made with real fruit” or “made with real fruit juice,” but those claims still boil down to lots of added sugar. If you’re looking for an easy snack with some actual nutrition, go with dried real fruit instead.


Every parent has to know that soda and sugared beverages are a big ‘NO’. They are the reason for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and aggressiveness among children. These drinks contain 4 times more sugar than your child is supposed to consume in an entire day. Syrup fountain mixed drinks contain even more sugar. And believe me, they have zero percent nutrients in them and you don’t want your baby to drink that.

Granola Bars

Granola Bars: Parents often offer their children with these bars, in the hope that they are feeding them with some nutrients. But don’t confuse yourself. Read the pack for the contents of real nuts, fruit juice percent, whole grains and contain no fructose and other sugars. Because if you miss checking the contents, you are just providing them with some sugar candy bars.

Dipping Sauce: Dipping sauce including ketchup, has added colors and flavours in them. Plus it would add hundreds of calories and fat to their meal. Make sure it’s just 1 or 2 servings with some fingered food and a better way is to serve roasted vegetables along with the sauce. In this way, you could get them to eat those veggies.

Raw Milk: Even if you believe raw milk is healthier than pasteurized because the digestive enzymes including other nutrients remain intact, know that it’s very risky for children to drink. Remember, your child’s digestive system isn’t as developed as yours. Milk that hasn’t been pasteurized is more likely to cause food-borne illness.

Citrus Food

Citrus Food:

The acidic nature of any citrus food may cause a stinging sensation in the area where a tooth is about to come out. This would lead to discomfort. So, avoid giving citrus foods to your child until their teeth are formed or add only a limited serving to their diet.

Raw Vegetables: Raw vegetables are healthy but serving raw to a child is not good. Their crispy and hard nature would be tough on the sensitive gums of your child. So always have them cooked or roasted well for your child to be able to chew it without difficulty. Add soft cooked peas, beans, and carrots to the meal and let’s make it colourful and healthy.

Be cautious always. Providing the right food now is the key to their growth tomorrow. You could also consult your doctor for what could be the right diet and prepare a plan accordingly. And the best idea would be serving softer versions like puree, smoothies and home-made fresh juices.

Hot dog

Spicy food

Frozen Foods

Fruit Snacks

Granola Bars

Dipping Sauce

Dipping sauce including ketchup has added colors and flavours in them.

Raw vegetables are healthy but serving raw to a child is not good.

Children aren’t yet ready to consume any sort of spicy food


Malathi A Ganesh is a B. Com Graduate, NTT, M.A (Lit), PGDEA (PG in Education Administration), PGDCA (PG Diploma in Computer Application), DTE (Diploma in Teaching English), ICEPT (International Certificate in Education Preschool Teaching) from Singapore and B. Ed. She has been in the field of education for the past 20 years and has an experience of running her own pre-school She is the Founder & Director Academics of Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd with 275+ play schools Pan India. She is an Educationist and a Child Psychologists by profession who wants to fulfill her dream of giving Quality Education to children in their earlier years. She is also into conducting positive parenting workshops, which talks about effective child rearing. She has conducted numerous parenting workshops in all her pre schools, schools and MNC’s.

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