Are Goldfish Crackers Healthy?

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Although Pepperidge Farm, the makers of Goldfish Crackers, brag that the tiny cheesy fishes are free of trans fats, other ingredients make this a not-so-healthy choice. While parents should look for foods free of trans fats, they should also pay attention to the 310 milligrams of sodium contained in a serving of Goldfish Crackers.

Adults and children alike have loved Goldfish Crackers for generations, with parents slipping them into plastic resealable bags and lunch boxes for on-the-go snacking. Goldfish are baked rather than fried, which reduces the total amount of fat. This snack offers 140 calories per 51 crackers.