FGS! Some woman on GMTV is starting a campaign to stop manufacturers putting children characters on 'bad' foods and trying to get them to put them on 'good' food, thus making it easier to get her children to eat healthily. Just a thought, but surely she'd use up less time if she just said 'no' in the supermarket!
I have bought branded stuff but only because it is one of the only ways to get DS to eat!! Although I do limit it to say lazy town yoghurts and thomas tank spaghetti.I just avoid crisps and sweets were possible!!
We have them for treats. When we're on hoiday or its the school holidays dd can have chocolate brekkie stuff with whoever is in fashion atm or pasta in the shape of barbies cat! No-ones perfect and neither should we be imho. Everything is good in moderation, but sometimes people forget who's in charge! I do the shopping, I pay for the shopping and I'm in charge! (Can't believe I'm saying this - but I do love the odd you-know-what from Greggs too!)
I tend not to buy much branded food anyway, but as maureen said in the OP, why doesn't she just say "no" to her children and stop buying it.
I know it can be difficult to get some children to eat healthy foods, but putting say Spongebob on peaches wouldn't make DS2 eat them, because he simply won't eat peaches
TBH I think it is crap putting cartoon characters on food, so even if it was healthy food I would not buy it. I would rather buy a plain, unendorsed carrot, than a carrot in a bugs bunny packet or whatever.
My MIL buys the Thomas yoghurts but I am the one who has to prevent WW3 when DD realises that DS or DNephew has eaten Percy.