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Gluten-free label doesn't always mean healthier for your kids

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 05:20:01-04

Foods with gluten-free labels are no healthier than others.

Researchers purchased more than 350 food products marketed for children and compared their nutritional quality to products with the label. 

The study found children's foods with the gluten-free label generally had less sodium and fat than others marketed for kids.

But the gluten-free foods also had a higher percentage of calories from sugar. 

Researchers also found the majority of foods marketed for children, whether gluten-free or not, had low nutritional value.