Sugar shock: Research shows food aimed at toddlers is far too sweet
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 09:37
A new study conducted by a team of University of Calagary scientists may contain some surprising news for parents of infants and toddlers.
That's because it states that more than half of the foods aimed at young children in Canadian grocery stores have too many calories coming from sugar.
The study evaluated 186 food products marketed to babies and toddlers. They excluded juices and pure fruit and vegetable purees, as well as infant formulas.
Of these products, 53 per cent of the products were deemed to be too high in sugar.
To view erxamples of which products were deemed the most nutritionally poor, click here.
To read the full study, published in the Journal of Public Health, click here.