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Sugar Cube Challenge?

I totally would have underestimated sugar content if I was a parent in this study! Maybe someone should start a social media campaign where we take pictures of sugar cubes (approx 3 grams of sugar apiece) next to various foods to represent sugar content. Maybe I should start that ball rolling?! Would be a great visual tool to teach others - myself included! - about hidden sugar content.

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More than 18 percent of elementary-school-age students in the United States are obese, and no one really knows why. The causes are numerous and tangled. But consuming too much sugar is widely accepted as an important factor. In 2015, the World Health Organization issued a recommendation: Everyone, regardless of age, should restrict his or her sugar intake to less than 10 percent of all calories consumed daily. For young children, that would... READ MORE