CDC: Children consume too much added sugar

The Chicago Tribune  reports, “Children and teens are consuming too much added sugar in their diets, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

The Tribute says, “Nearly one in every six calories they eat and drink comes from some type of added sugar.”

According to the Tribune, “consumption of added sugar rose steadily as kids got older. For instance, preschool-age boys got an average of 218 calories from added sugar, while those in the 6-to-11 age bracket got 345 and those in junior and senior high got 442.”

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