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10 Worst Foods for Your Kid's Lunch Box

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Peanut Butter and Jelly

This traditional sandwich can be stacked with high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, salt and hydrogenated oils if not examined carefully. PB&J should be made on whole wheat bread and the peanut butter should exclude sugar and salt. Look for a jelly without high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors. Sliced bananas or strawberries mixed with pure honey or agave nectar make for natural substitutes to jelly. For a quality peanut butter, pick up Smucker's Natural or check out The Fresh Market, where customers grind their own fresh nut butters in the store.