Older children get more calories from added sugar

03/19/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed children ages 2 to 5 consumed less than 14% of their calories as added sugar, compared with 17.5% in males and 16.6% in females ages 12 to 19. The National Center for Health Statistics report also found whites consumed the greatest percentage of calories from sugar, while Mexican-Americans had the lowest.

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