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Sugar intake of American toddlers crosses maximum amount recommended for adults

June 11, 2018

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults.

The study found 99 percent of a representative sample of US toddlers age 19-23 months consumed an average of just over 7 teaspoons of added sugar on a given day-;more than the amount in a Snicker’s® bar. Sixty percent of children were found to consume added sugar before age 1.

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