New Report on Children’s Diets

Posted by on December 05, 2010

Dietary Sources of Energy, Solid Fats, and Added Sugars among Children and Adolescents in the United States
A recent study published in the American Dietetic Association journal investigating the largest sources of calories in children and adolescents’ diets finds that desserts, pizza and sugary drinks come out in the lead. Furthermore, this study shows kids are getting 40% of their calories as empty calories. To download the report, which also includes recommendations for changing the landscape of choices available to children and adolescents to provide fewer unhealthy foods and more healthy foods with less energy, click here. [pdf]

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