The Problem with Lunchables

I was watching on Friday a little of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I really like that he talked about Lunchables. It seems that parents use Lunchables as an easy and fast way to feed their kids. I have always had a problem with this products, I think they are just disgusting. My kids still ask for them even though I have never bought them and I tell them its inedible. I know I might offend some but I think that Lunchables are lazy moms food. I looked up the nutrition information for Lunchables and its not pretty.

Nutrition Facts
Oscar Mayer – Lunchables-Turkey & Cheddar With Ritz Wheat Crackers

Calories 330 Sodium 1100 mg
Total Fat 19 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 9 g Total Carbs 23 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 6 g
Trans 1 g Protein 18 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Vitamin A 8% Calcium 30%
Vitamin C 15% Iron 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There is 330 calories and 9g of saturated fat in 1 box. I don’t think this is even enough food for a child at lunch and you are already looking at this much fat and calories. From what I have seen most parents add in a “snack” along with these Lunchables. With a snack (usually junk food) you are looking at probably an additional 300 calories not to mention the fat and sodium. These Lunchables are really a poor excuse for lunch for a child. I have seen an organic version at Whole foods but have not really looked into the content and calories in them. Let me know your thoughts, has anyone tried or looked into the Wholefoods version or any other?