Our expert says:
Firstly you need to check on the labels of preserved meats to see if they do contain sodium nitrate/nitrite or not. If they do, then one can still eat such foods in moderation, but not every day. High intakes of foods preserved with nitrates/nitrites may cause cancer, but other foods such as fruit and vegetables will protect against cancer. So apply the first and most important Food-Based Dietary Guideline which is "Eat a variety of food" to stay healthy. Please don't panic, just make sure that your children eat lots of different foods, for example yoghurt, cheese cubes, chicken sandwiches instead of the viennas, tuna rolls, eggs sandwiches, fruit both fresh and dried and an occasional Vienna!
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