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Kids cereal: Do you want some salt with that, love?

Kids cereal: Salt content

A week or so ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Hayley Gait-Goulding, the founder of Bear, and Amanda Ursell, a nutritionist, about the amount of salt that kids are getting in their diets, and more specifically in kids cereals.

I asked a number of questions of them both, as it is something that I have been acutely conscious of, ever since I realised that there was salt in a lot of foods, that I wouldn’t have even imagined contained it.

We all know its in Crisps…but did you know it could even been in your kids cereal?

Did you even know how much salt your child should have?

Have a listen here, and find out the answers to:

  • What’s the recommended maximum of salt a child should be having daily?
  • Do we need salt in our diet at all?
  • Why do we use salt in our processed foods?
  • Why do we have salt in kids cereals? Do we need it? Why is it added?
  • Why is it bad for kids to have too much salt?
  • Why do we like having salt in our food?
  • How much salt does my kids cereal bowl contain?

For more information, you can visit Bear’s website.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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