Study: US Toddlers Are Getting Too Much Sugar Too Early
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers found American toddlers are consuming too much added sugar.
A new study shows American toddlers are getting too much sugar.
Researchers found sugar consumption starts early in life and increases as babies develop. More than half of 6 to 11-month-olds surveyed were given added sugar on a given day. Ninety-nine percent of toddlers ages 19-23 months took in an average of 7 teaspoons of added sugar on a given day.
According to both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, children under the age of 2 shouldn't consume foods or drinks with added sugars at all. Experts say doing so during childhood is linked to adverse health effects later in life.
Federal dietary guidelines don't currently include recommendations for that age group. But they do suggest adults avoid exceeding more than 12 teaspoons of added sugar each day, based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Banana Boat expands sunscreen recall due to carcinogen
The sunscreen was distributed nationwide and sold at various retailers and online.By FDA
Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress
Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick, a Florida Democrat, will lead a bipartisan push for more school AEDs. The NFL & American Heart Association are endorsing.By Scripps News / Zach Cusson
2.5 million pounds of canned meat products recalled
According to a notice from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled products have a packaging defect that may cause them to become contaminated.By Nati Harnik / AP
Planning a home project? Here's how supplies, prices will be in 2023
After two years of shortages and delays, things starting to improve.By Rogelio V. Solis / AP
Grammys could make history with Beyoncé, Bad Bunny wins
A win by Bad Bunny would mark the first time a Spanish-language album has taken home the top honor.By AP
Powerball jackpot grows to $747 million after no winner
The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Monday night is the ninth largest in U.S. lottery history.By Keith Srakocic / AP