Healthy Kids are Sweet Enough
The American Heart Association recently released a statement recommending kids ages 2 to 18 years old eat no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugars a day. That is about an eight ounce serving of lemonade. Added sugars lurk in foods such as fruit drinks, sports drinks, sweetened waters and teas, energy drinks, and soda and have been identified as the primary source of added sugars in American diets. Preventobesity.net has created a campaign to promote awareness regarding added sugar: Help Stop Sugary Drinks from Hooking Our Kids! As a supporter of the action team, you can help ensure that healthy drinks are accessible and available in places where kids and families spend their time. For more information regarding added sugar, click here.