Are canned foods a healthy choice for your family?

GiGi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, explains for parents whether or not canned foods are a healthy choice of food for your family
Are Canned Foods A Healthy Choice For Your Family?
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Are canned foods a healthy choice for your family?

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So when you are feeding your family, it's always best to make your meals from fresh ingredients when possible, but obviously it isn't always possible so we often lean on pre-packaged foods and canned foods. The important thing when you are thinking about pre-packaged and canned foods is to make sure that you are reading the label. Again, you know, there are often many ingredients that you wouldn't suspect that are in the foods that are used as fillers. And oftentimes they are soya'd and corn products which often can be genetically modified. So reading the labels is always important, and then specifically for canned foods it's important to look for BPA-free cans especially with tomato products because the lining of the cans have BPA in them, which is a additive that they add to plastic in order to make it more durable. So it's important, again, with cans to try to look for BPA-free cans. And that's why you will increasingly start to see what traditionally would be canned foods in new packaged forms such as glass.

GiGi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, explains for parents whether or not canned foods are a healthy choice of food for your family

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Gigi Lee Chang

Former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World

Gigi Lee Chang is the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national non-profit organization which empowers parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals. She is a frequent speaker on various topics, including children’s health, food and nutrition, as well as socially conscious/sustainable business practices and entrepreneurship and was awarded “Brand Innovator 2008” and “2010” by Brand Packaging. In addition, Gigi has been featured in over 250 national and regional media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, MORE magazine, Yogi Times, KIWI Magazine, Cookie, Parenting, OK! Weekly, Celebrity Baby Blog, TODAY Show, Newsweek and Time Out New York Kids. Gigi is also the Founder of Plum Organics and on the advisory boards of Environmental Media Association (EMA), Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), International Baby Planners Association (IBPA) as well as Friends of Baby Buggy.

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