Ingredients: COOKED HAM - WATER ADDED -CHOPPED AND FORMED-SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED - HAM, WATER, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, POTASSIUM LACTATE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SODIUM LACTATE, SUGAR, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE (MADE FROM SUGAR), SODIUM NITRITE, SMOKE FLAVOR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, PASTEURIZED PREPARED CHEDDAR CHEESE PRODUCT - MILK, WHEY, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, MILKFAT, SODIUM CITRATE, SALT, LACTIC ACID, SORBIC ACID AS A PRESERVATIVE, OLEORESIN PAPRIKA (COLOR), ANNATTO (COLOR), CHEESE CULTURE, ENZYMES, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, WITH STARCH ADDED FOR SLICE SEPARATION, ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED VANILLA CREME SANDWICH COOKIES - ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, PALM OIL, SOYBEAN OIL, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), CORNSTARCH, SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (INCLUDES YELLOW 5), CRACKERS - ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SOYBEAN OIL, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), WHEY (FROM MILK), SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER).


Answer: With this long list of mainly fake food ingredients (artificial flavors, partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and more), these OSCAR MAYER LUNCHABLES - Cracker Stackers - Ham and Cheddar, have no business being marketed as lunch for your child.
 

REAL Alternative: Create your own healthy 'lunchable' with reusable containers or Laptop Lunch Bento Boxes. Include some nitrate-free lunch meat with sliced cucumbers, whole-grain crackers, some red grapes and a homemade oatmeal cookie. For more ideas see REAL Lunch!

 

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