Zero added sugar to children below the age of 2, recommends the American Heart Association

Maybe giving sugar to your child isn't such a great idea

Not recommended

The new recommendations about sugar and kids from the American Heart Association is out. After reviewing the science they recommend ZERO added sugar to children below the age of two, for health reasons.

The AHA also recommends limiting intake to less than 25 grams a day (6 teaspoons) for older children. And a maximum of one sugar-sweetened beverage per week.

Of course, this is far less sugar than most kids today consume.

While the AHA still adhere to an outdated fear of natural fats, at least it’s good that they are getting very aware of the health dangers of added sugar.


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  1. Bob Niland
    AHA: Heart-Check Food Certification Program Nutrition Requirements
    …were last updated on 2015-12-22. It will be interesting to see if that page is revised to reflect the AHA catching any further glimmer of the bleedin' obvious.

    They are still supporting massive health risks with their posture implicitly advocating full-time glycemic metabolism (high carb), and explicitly advocating whole grains, low fat/lean meat, low saturated fats, and high inflammatory Omega 6 linoleic acid from industrial grain and seed oils.

    Note that the Heart Check program requirements are dead silent on total carbs and net carbs. The AHA is apparently totally fine with spiking your BG to 160 mg/dL or more, just as long as it's from whole grain bread, and not from "added sugar".

    By the time the AHA figures out what the real hazards are in diet, it will be too late. The general public will have long since consigned them to the dusty bookshelf of failed medical guilds, like the American Institute of Phrenology. What the AHA thinks they know about nutrition is comparable to what the skull molesters thought they knew about neuroanatomy.

  2. eric
    They're getting warmer...

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