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#16 Jaydee

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:04 AM

I've kept the kids on full-fat dairy for the main reason that they rarely eat meat (maybe a bite once a fortnight, Bee spits it out straight away) and as they don't have that additional source of saturated fat I'm happy for them to have full-fat dairy. But if I'm cooking with cream or sour cream I'll automatically pick the reduced-fat versions of those.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:48 AM

Hmmmm... I'll obviously be having to look into this more because I'd had no intention of ever puttin our kids on low-fat stuff unless really really necessary.

None of our family have ever been on a reduced fat diet and all have healthy everything - granted we eat healthily with virtually no processed or deep-fried food.

Hubby and I drink some reduced-fat milk, mainly when we're having huge amounts of it, but I notice how much difference there is in how full I feel after a glass of skim compared to full-fat, and as someone who is hungry most f every day I use things like yoghurt and glasses of milk to keep that hunger at bay.
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#18 tastebud

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:49 AM

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Hi Monica, I posted something similar ^^^ when G was about 2yo. Thought the extra opinions may help.

I've decided to keep them on full-fat as H is still only 18 months old. DH has oatmilk, I drink skim and as she is still on full-fat I'd end up buying four types of milk. Too lazy and poor for that one ph34r.gif

My kids have a pretty good diet, so I think when the youngest child is about 3yo we will all go over to skim.

ETA we always have light shredded cheese and sometimes light block cheese. But anything "lite" I always cross-check the amount of sodium and sugar as sometimes it is more than regular.
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#19 Monica

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:10 PM

Thanks T, will have a read tonight at home.

I'm hearing you on the sodium content, I check EVERYTHING Nina is going to eat that's pre-packaged. Still on kids wheatbix!

DH doesn't really care what we have, he eats so little at home he can just go wtih the flow.
Like I said, I think I am happy with FC milk but once she hits two, she can have light cheese, yoghurt, cream etc etc.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:37 PM

Hey, someone got me onto Woolies Brand Wheat Biscuits.

Less sodium and less sugar! And cheaper!

(I don't have a Kids Weetbix box here but just cheeck the label of the Woolies - 2.7g Sugar and 270g Sodium per 100g)

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#21 Monica

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:52 PM

Hmmm, I thought I checked all brands on both Coles and Woollies (anal much?) and still the kids came up a little better - but I will look again
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:02 PM

110g per 100grams!
More sugar though at 2.9g
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