Study: Eating Bowl of Children’s Cereal Daily for a Year Equals 10 Pounds of Sugar
The problem with childhood obesity may start at the breakfast table.
A study released this week by Environmental Working Group found that eating a bowl of children’s cereal per day for a year equals about 10 pounds of sugar. A typical serving of these cereals contains as much sugar as three Chips Ahoy!
Researchers analyzed 1,556 cereals in this study, including 181 that are marketed for children. On average, 34 percent of calories in children’s cereals come from sugar, and for 40 cereals, one serving exceeds 60 percent of suggested daily sugar intake.
“We’re essentially feeding our children dessert for breakfast,” Dr. Nina Radcliff said on “America’s News Headquarters."
Radcliff suggested adding fruit to healthy cereals or making eggs, urging parents to get creative and have fun with breakfast.
Watch her full interview above.