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Study Finds Children Consume Nearly 10 Pounds of Sugar from Cereal Alone

Reuters reports that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has issued a report on sugar content in children’s cereals. The report covers nearly 1,500 breakfast cereals, 181 of which were marketed specifically to children. “None of the 181 cereals marketed to children was free of added sugars, the group found. On average, children’s cereals have more than 40 percent more sugars than adult cereals, EWG said.” The EWG also found that children will eat nearly 10 pounds of sugar per year from cereal and that this is 2-3 times the daily recommended amount. “The EWG said companies should not market cereals containing 6 grams of sugar or more per serving to children.”

Read the article published by Reuters.