Artificial Sweeteners – Are they safe for kids?

From drinks, candies and desserts to canned foods, dairy products and even baked goods, you can find sugar substitutes on nearly every aisle of your local grocery store. Even products that advertise “no aspartame” or “no [other sugar substitute]” may have just substituted one artificial sweetener for another.

So exactly what are these sugar substitutes that you see everywhere? Are artificial sweeteners something you should worry about having in your kid’s diet?  See FEED Founder, Lara Field’s take on this sticky subject at Nurture Life


Lara Field MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Specialist in Pediatrics with over a decade of clinical and client experience planning healthy diets. When she’s not actively working to keep her clients healthy, she’s a busy mother of two active and healthy boys and a love for testing new recipes in her kitchen.