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Study: Almost all little children eat too much sugar

You might want to rethink some of the things you reach for when it comes to feeding your kids. According to a new analysis of national data, 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their daily diets.

As far as the American Heart Association is concerned, 98-percent is far too much. It recommends children under the age of two stay away from all added sugars, including sweeteners that don’t occur naturally in food.

According to the analysis, on average infants consumed 1 teaspoon of added sugar per day, while toddlers consumed about 6 teaspoons per day. For infants, that often comes from yogurt and baby snacks or sweets. Toddlers got much of their extra sugar from fruit drinks and bakery sweets.

The National Institute of Health says children who consume added sugars can see some negative health conditions like cavities, asthma, and obesity.

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