As we stated earlier, it is important to initiate a balanced diet. Analyze the frequency in which starch based foods are eaten. Remember that sugar is found in foods other than candy. These types of foods include breads, pasta, potato chips, etc. All types of sugars can promote tooth decay. For example, most milk-based products contain sugar. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a favorite for bag lunches. Unfortunately, it includes sugar that is not only in the jelly, but also in the peanut butter. For less sugar and more flavor and nutrients, try replacing jelly with fresh fruit slices (apples, pears, or bananas) or chopped dried fruit. Go easy on the peanut butter—it’s high in fat. Choose the “no-salt-added” type for less sodium.