Popular drinks marketed to children fail nutritional standards

None of the top bestselling 34 sweetened drinks marketed to children meet the American Academy of Pediatrics’ nutrition standards, according to a report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The authors found that two-thirds of the products had no fruit juice, many contained more than 50% of the maximum daily recommended amount of added sugars for children, and many were packaged in serving sizes that exceeded recommended quantities for young children. Sandee LaMotte has an interesting article in CNN Health (October 16, 2019) going into more detail for those interested in obtaining more information.

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