Vail health: Tips for managing children’s sugar consumption, especially around Halloween

Vail health: Tips for managing children’s sugar consumption, especially around Halloween
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By Krista Driscoll

Adults may struggle when it comes to limiting children’s sugar intake (or even their own), particularly around upcoming holidays, beginning with Halloween, moving into Thanksgiving and peaking with the winter holidays. In 2012, the Mayo Clinic reported that kids consume 16 percent of their total calories from sugar. While that may not seem like much, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends only 5 percent to 15 percent of total calories come from sugar. According to a study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine, participants who received 17 percent to 21 percent of their calories from added sugar increased their risk of …

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