Limit Added Sugar Intake to 25 Gm per day for Children
American Heart Association recommends that added sugar in the diet be limited
to 25 Gm per day.Currently, 2-5 year
olds consume 53 Gms of added sugar, 6-11 year olds 79 Gms, and 12-19 year olds
93 Gm.Evidence links excessive sugar
intake to fatigue, weight gain and hyperlipidemia, which are all risk factors
for cardiovascular disease in later life.