One of the leading causes of obesity is the sugary and processed foods making up many children’s diets.

Research shows that children today are eating more high-calorie, nutrient deficient foods and they are not consuming foods with vitamins, minerals and other healthy micronutrients

According to a 2011 study published in Pediatric Clinics, “14.6 percent of the total energy consumed by Americans aged 2 years and older comes from added sugars.”

Researchers agree that most of these AddedSugars are coming from sweetened beverages like soda and juices.

As parents we can teach with the example, instead of choosing these beverages you can read labels and prefer those ones that have less than 5 grams of Sugar and you can give your kid plenty of water and fresh fruit.

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