American Diabetes Month®

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Lowering sugar intake is not only good for overall health, but can also help decrease risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Below are Strong4Life’s tips for working with The American Heart Association’s new recommendations on the amount of added sugar children should consume.

  • Almost half of the added sugar children consume comes from sugar-sweetened beverages. Reducing the intake of these would make a significant impact.
  • The best way to identify added sugars in foods is to consult nutrition labels’ ingredient lists. Parents should look for anything from sugar to fruit juice concentrate to molasses and more.
  • Strong4Life’s team of dietitians suggests fresh real fruit, unsweetened applesauce or a pack of raisins as great snacks that bring nutrition along with natural sweetness.


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