9 chemicals to avoid feeding your kids

Your children might love sandwiches, hot dogs, and the occasional sweet treat, but many of the foods theyre eating contain chemicals that can affect their health, development and behavior. Whats more, most of these chemicals have been banned in other countries for years while the U.S. lags behind.

Here are some of the most common chemicals lurking in your childrens food and what you can do to avoid them and take action to create change.

1. Food dyes

According to a recent survey by Kalsec, a natural spice and flavor company, 80 percent of people are worried about the artificial petrochemical dyes used in foods and beverages for children. These chemicals, which are made f