Consumption of Added Sugar Among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2005-2008

  title={Consumption of Added Sugar Among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2005-2008},
  author={R Bethene Ervin and Brian K. Kit and Margaret D. Carroll and Cynthia L. Ogden},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
Approximately 16% of children and adolescents’ total caloric intakes came from added sugars. Boys consumed more added sugars than girls. Preschool-aged children consumed the fewest calories from added sugars. Although girls consumed a smaller absolute amount of calories from added sugars than boys, their intakes were not that different from boys when the amounts are expressed as a percentage of total caloric intakes. Non-Hispanic white children and adolescents consumed a larger percentage of… CONTINUE READING
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