Aug 25, 2009 5:41PM
I'm quite freaked out by the amount of sugar in jam, but Oscar does love it. Are the reduced sugar jams bad for him??
Aug 25, 2009 8:40AM
TBH I don't know, but I don't give them to my lo's because normally 'reduced sugar' means stuffed full of artifical sweetners instead. I personally would rather they had sugar than sweetners so we tend to buy the expensive high fruit content jam, and just give them a tiny bit.
Aug 25, 2009 8:50AM
He does only have a tiny bit - and the one we have certainly wasn't cheap lol
I'll compare the sugars and sweetners and see what's what.
God, I never thought I'd be worrying about jam
Aug 25, 2009 8:52AM
I think it's a moderation thing, I made our own this year in hopes it would be better for the children but even then it's not exactly health food so to speak. I prefer real sugar to sweeteners, but that's just me.
Aug 25, 2009 10:18AM
Gabe has the mixed fruit jam from Lidl. I reckon he has either jam or marmalade most days. But then I am quite relaxed with food and also refuse to pay for expensive stuff when Gabe's been fine on whatever we eat.
Aug 25, 2009 12:33PM
It's called St Dalfour, I know that becasue there are two jars of it in our fridge
I've been buying it for years and I'd never noticed it had no added sugar
How dumb am I, it says it in big letters on the front!!
Aug 25, 2009 1:05PM
Oh thanks! I'll stock up when I find it
Aug 25, 2009 2:37PM
I would definitely rather give Abby real sugar than sweetener. I wouldn't worry too much about the odd bit of jam. Nothing is bad as long as you don't give it too often. The main problem is either developing a sweet tooth or rotting teeth. The pear juice one will cause both of these problems just as much as real sugar ones (although it might taste better) so I wouldn't worry too much. Give in moderation and brush teeth afterwards.
Aug 25, 2009 4:18PM
JJ has a piece of toast every morning with jam on...i never really thought about it, i'm not too worried though cuz it's not like he eats anything else full of sugar x
Aug 25, 2009 5:29PM
I buy St Dalfour for LO - I know there's a lot of sugar in fruit, but I figure fruit sugar is better than added sugar (which I agree is better than artifical sweetener), and this one is meant to have a high fruit content. It's not cheap, think it's nearly ??2 a jar in Sainsbury's, but I'm sure I saw it quite a lot cheaper in Tesco.
Lo loves jam but I try to let him have it only about once a week - he's guaranteed to clear his plate if it's jam on toast/jam sandwich though!
Aug 25, 2009 5:41PM
Oscar has it once every other day perhaps but it's spread really thinly. OH bought some reduced sugar jam today and it doesn't appear to have sweetners in it, though I think I'll check the ingredients against those of proper jam first.
I don't worry about sugar generally - Oscar doesn't eat junk food aside from the occasional biscotti or similar. He doesn't drink juice, only water or sometimes a diluted innocent smoothie (he used to drink them straight from the carton but now prefers them with water). He does prefer fruit over vegetables, but goes in stages so it may be the other way round tomorrow! And I'd rather he ate fruit than crisps and chocolate.
I don't know, jam just really got my alarm bells ringing for some reason :roll:
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