Children’s health guidelines

Children’s health guidelines

October 12, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


>>>THEY SAY CHILDREN ARE EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR. HERE IS WHAT THEY’RE RECOMMENDING. THEY BELIEVE KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2 TRUE THE AGE OF 18 SHOULD HAVE SIX TEASPOONS OR LESS OF SUGAR A DAY. HOW MUCH IS THAT? HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT IS U.S. NEWS HEALTH NUTRITIONIST. YOU HEAR SIX TEASPOONS OR 25 GRAMS, HOW MUCH IS THAT?>>>IT IS NOT A LOT. WE HAVE VISUALS HERE TO SHOW US THIS MORNING. 25 GRAMS OF ADDED SUGAR IS THE RECOMMENDATION OR SIX TEASPOONS. SOME OF THESE FOODS SHOW US HOW MUCH SUGAR ARE IN THE COMMON FOODS OUR KIDS ARE EATING. YOU’LL SEE A SPRITE, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS 38 GRAMS OF ADDED SUGAR IN IT. THIS ONE TWELVE OUNCE SPRITE IS ALREADY OVER 150% OF THAT DAILY RECOMMENDED.>>THAT PUTS IT IN PERSPECTIVE. HOW ABILITY POP TARTS?>>>ONE PACK OF POP TARTS DEPENDING ON THE FLAVOR HAS 33 GRAMS OF SUGAR OR 8 1/2 TEASPOONS.>>SUCH A GREAT VISUAL.>>>AND SKITTLES, SOMETIMES WE’LL STOP BY.>>SKITTLES ARE TOPPING OUR CHARTS HERE TODAY. ONE PACKAGE OF SKITTLES HAS 46 GRAMS OF ADDED SUGAR WHICH IS AROUND 12-TEASPOONS IN THAT IN THAT ONE PACKAGE WE ALMOST HAVE DOUBLE THE AMOUNT.>>>IS THERE ANY LINK BETWEEN EEXCESSIVE SUGAR IN CHILDREN AND PROBLEMS WITH THE HEART LATER ON?>>>YES. MORE AND MORE RESEARCH IN CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SHOWING CHILDREN WHO FREQUENTLY EAT FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN ADDED SUGAR OR DRINK DRINKS IN ADDED SUGAR HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF DEVELOPING OBESITY, ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE.>>>WHAT ARE THE WORST OFFENDERS HERE THAT KIDS SEEM TO BE EATING ON A DAILY BASIS?>>>THERE IS A LOT OF THEM. ANY OF THE PROCESSED FOODS ARE THE FOODS THAT HAVE THE ADDED A SUGARS. LIKE SUGARY DRINKS, SPORTS DRINKS, JUICE DRINKS, CANDY, POP TARTS, CEREAL BARS, SUGARY CEREAL, COOKIE, CAKES AND SWEETS HAVE LARGE AMOUNTS OF ADDED FRUIT.>>>WHAT ABOUT FRUIT JUICES A LOT OF KIDS DRINK FRUIT JUICES WITH NO SUGAR ADDED. ARE THOSE BAD FOR THEM?>>>IT IS A GREAT QUESTION YOU AND IT BRING US TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURAL SUGARS AND ADDED SUGARS. NATURAL SUGAR DOS OCCUR NATURALLY IN WHOLE FOODS SUCH AS FRUIT, MILL AND DAIRY AND THAT IS IN ANOTHER THIS RECOMMENDATION IS FOCUSED ON. IT IS FOCUSED ON THE ADDED SUGAR, THE HIGH FRUCTD TOWS CORN SYRUP, THE MAPLE SYRUP ADDED TO PREPARED FOODS. FRUIT JUICE IS AN INTERESTING ONE. WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH RESEARCH YET TO SHOW IF 100% JUICES CAUSE SOME OF THESE SAME HEALTH PROBLEMS. IF WE WANT TO BE SAFER WE WOULD WANT TO MOVE AWAY. CHILDREN DON’T NEED FRUIT JUICE, WE DON’T RECOMMEND E RECOMMEND MORE THAN HALF CUP SERVING PER DAY.>>>SO I’M THINKING ABOUT WHAT MOST OF US FEED OUR KIDS OOR AT LEAST WHAT I FEED MY KIDS IN THE MORNING SOMETIMES. IT IS A BOWL, UNFORTUNATELY OF SUGARY CEREAL. WHAT DO YOU CHANGE? HOW DO YOU CUT BACK? HOW DO YOU START MAKING CHANGES IN YOUR CHILDREN’S DIET.>>>IT IS A GOOD QUESTION. ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO DO THAT IS TO BE INFORMED BY THE FOODS WE’RE BUYING, THE PRODUCTS WE BUY. AND NOOK AT THE NUTRITION LABEL. THE CURRENT NUTRITION LABEL DOES NOT SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURAL SUGARS AND ADDED SUGARS. IT HAS ONE LINE FOR SUGAR. BY JULY 2018 THAT WILL BE CHANGING. SO THE NUTRITION LABEL WILL SHOW ADDED SUGARS AS A SEPARATE LINE SO WE CAN BE MUCH MORE INFORMED. WE’LL BE ABLE TO SEE IN THAT CEREAL HOW MUCH OF NATURAL SUGAR, OFTEN IS ADDED SUGAR TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS. IN THE MEANTIME, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO TRY TO MOVE AWAY FROM SOME OF THOSE PROCESSED SWEET SUGARY DRINKS, VERY CEREAL CEREALS AND FOCUS ON WHOLE FOODS, UNPROCESSED FOODS, GETTING SWEETNESS IN OUR DIET. SOME FOODS LIKE FRUIT THAT PROVIDE HEALTHY NUTRIENTS.>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT KIDS BECAUSE IT IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY.