General Mills has announced it will lower the sugar content in children’s cereals from 11 grams per serving to no more than 10 grams per serving. The move comes in response to the growing problem of childhood obesity and the associated health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
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A research study involving 186 food products marketed to toddlers and babies found that more than half have too many calories coming from sugar. Researchers from the University of Calgary found some foods with corn syrup and sugar listed as the first two ingredients on the food label. Ingredients used in the greatest amount are listed first on the label, followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts.
The increasing rise in childhood obesity and corresponding risk of diabetes has made parents very aware of the added sugars and calories in packaged foods. Making healthy food choices for their children will reduce these risks.