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American toddlers are eating more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for adults

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The study found that toddlers 12 to 18 months consumed 5.5 teaspoons per day, and that toddlers 19 to 23 months consumed 7.1 teaspoons. This is close to, or more than, the amount of sugar recommended by AHA for adult women (six teaspoons) and men (nine teaspoons). Parents of more than 80% of kids aged six to 23 months reported their children consumed at least some added sugar on a given day.
This tracks (pdf) with an increase in US sugar intake broadly: In 1970, Americans ate 123 pounds of sugar per year, and today, the average American consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar per year.

American toddlers are eating more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for adults, by Annabelle Timsit, OBSESSION, Quartz

The Art of Parenting
We’ve long known that processed sugar is bad for kids. And yet new data presented this week (June 10) at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting show that American infants are consuming excessive amounts of added sugar in their diets, much more than the than the amounts currently recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) and other medical organizations.

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This toddlers will continue without a doubt have difficulty breaking free from addition to sugar throughout their life due to parents allowing their children access to a diet high in sugar. There is anecdotal evidence that sugar is a rosacea trigger.  

 

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