Happy Halloween, maybe
The Union of Concerned Sciences has produced this infographic in celebration of Halloween.
It’s not Halloween parents should be worrying about. It’s every day!
The UCS graphic is based on data from 2010-2011. The 2011-2012 data are just in and show some improvement. Teenage boys merely consume an average of 152 grams of sugars a day, down a bit from a year ago.
Men, overall, consume 135 grams on average, and women consume 106 grams. The average is 120 grams.
This works out to about 20% of total calories, at least twice the amount recommended.