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In The News, Spring 2018: Toddlers Consume Excessive Amounts of Added Sugar

toddler consume excessive amount added sugar U.S. Centers for Disease Control Kirsten Herrick epidemiologist National Health Nutrition Examination Survey infant diet nutritional component caloric dental caries asthma obesity blood pressure lipid profile

American infants and toddlers consume added sugar in amounts that exceed current recommendations, according to research conducted by Kirsten Herrick, an epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her report was presented in the June 2018 annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. Using data from more than 800 children who participated in the 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Herrick determined that an estimated 61 percent of infants age 6-11 months and almost all toddlers (98 percent of those 12-18 months old and 99 percent of...

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