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Table 2 Difference in cost and nutrition of toddler foods and milks to ‘regular’ foods and milks

From: Toddler foods and milks don’t stack up against regular foods and milks

  Price per 100 mL/g Energy per 100 ml/g (kJ) Protein per 100 mL/g (g) Total fat per 100 mL/g (g) Sat Fat per 100 mL/g (g) Carbohydrate per 100 mL/g (g) Total Sugar per 100 mL/g (g) Sodium per 100 mL/g (mg) Calcium per 100 mL/g (mg)
Regular fresh full fat milk vs regular toddler milk $0.14b 28.01 1.46 1.13 1.39 4.05b 2.12b 20.34 13.67
Regular fresh full fat milk vs premium toddler milk $0.31b 5.21b 1.14 1.06 1.28 4.72b 2.27b 13.93 0.33
Premium fresh full fat milk vs premium toddler milk $0.29b 5.67b 1.10 1.13 1.33 4.87b 2.42b 15.90 1.62
Premium & organic fresh full fat milk vs premium & organic toddler milk $0.08 6.36b 1.13 0.96 1.32 4.35b 2.52b 16.03 4.91
All milk vs all formula $0.22b 4.55 1.26 1.0 1.33 4.22b 2.37b 16.86 7.32
Cereal/fruit bars vs Toddler cereal/fruit bars $2.21b 113.93 0.08b 2.23 2.24 2.14 2.98 74.59b  
Dried fruit vs Dried fruit snacks $9.94b 132.97b 0.12b 0.45 0.09 7.22b 0.72b 48.09  
Fresh fruit vs Fruit based snacksa $11.38b 799.76b 3.20b 2.69b 0.59b 38.66b 31.46b 34.93b  
Organic/Raw balls/bites vs Raw/organic snacks $0.69b 49.50 4.79 0.59b 6.53b 2.60b 4.85b 10.55  
Rice crackers vs Rice based snacks $8.32b 63.85b 0.86 3.23b 1.19b 3.59 3.24b 211.34  
Yoghurt vs Toddler yoghurts $1.31b 62.09 0.75 0.68b 0.42b 4.41 4.89 11.58 27.73b
  1. aFruit based snacks included only snacks which were primarily fruit, such as purees, fruit chews and fruit buttons
  2. bToddler product greater than ‘regular’ product, Premium fresh milk included branded (non-home brand) and A2 varieties