Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nutrition Information for children and teens

Substituting Water for Sugary Drinks Can Reduce Excess Calorie Consumption in Children and Teens
Almost 90 percent of U.S. children and adolescents consume sugar-sweetened beverages on any given day -- and according to a study published in the April 2009 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, replacing these sugary drinks with water could eliminate an average of 235 calories per day, effectively reducing excess-calorie intake, which contributes to childhood obesity and related health problems.
Lead author Y. Claire Wang says, "The evidence is now clear that replacing these 'liquid calories' with calorie-free beverage alternatives both at home and in schools represents a key strategy to eliminate excess calories and prevent childhood obesity."
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