“My 13-month-old son loves to eat deli sliced turkey and ham. I’ve been getting the packaged kind of deli meats, but I’m nervous that these are packaged with harmful preservatives, chemicals, etc. Is it safe to feed my child these deli meats?”
Certain deli meats are better than others. I personally stay away from the “sausage” style meats (bologna, pastrami, salami, etc). They have a lot of fat, and they are usually made with nitrites and or nitrates (both bad). I do like deli meat like chicken breast and turkey breast. I try to get organic versions of these, or at least check to be sure they are free of MSG or anything else I don’t want my kids eating.