Healthy Food America is helping to energize a national movement to address the excessive amount of sugar marketed to Americans. Here’s why:
- 40% of all children and over 50% of African American and Latino children are predicted to develop diabetes in their lifetimes.[x]
[i] Yang Q, Zhang Z, Gregg EW, Flanders WD, Merritt R., Hu, FB. Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults. JAMA Intern Med. April 2014;174(4):516-24.
[ii] Sugar and Sweeteners (added) Table. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System Website. Updated September 30, 2014. Accessed August 5, 2015.
[iii] Popkin BM, Hawkes C. Sweetening of the global diet, particularly beverages: patterns, trends, and policy responses. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Feb;4(2):174-86.
[iv] Sugar and Sweeteners (added) Table. United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System Website. Updated September 30, 2014. Accessed August 5, 2015.
[v] Zhang Z, Gillespie C, Welsh JA, Hu FB, Yang Q. Usual intake of added sugars and lipid profiles among the U.S. adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2010. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Mar;56(3):352-9.
[vi] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. See this chart: Average Intakes of Added Sugars as a Percent of Calories per Day by Age, Sex Group in Comparison to the Dietary Guidelines Maximum Limit of Less Than 10 Percent of Calories
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[viii] Singh GM, Micha R, Khatibzadeh S, Lim S, Ezzati M, Mozaffarian D. Estimated Global, Regional, and National Disease Burdens Related to Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in 2010. Circulation. 2015 2015-06-29;132(8):639-66
[ix] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes Report Card 2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2015.
[x] Gregg EW, Zhuo X, Cheng YJ, Albright AL, Narayan KMV, Thompson TJ. Trends in lifetime risk and years of life lost due to diabetes in the USA, 1985–2011: a modelling study. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. 2014;2(11):867-74.
[xi] Kids are eating junk food before they reach their second birthday, says USDA researcher, FoodNavigator-USA.com May 18, 2015
[xii] Kit BK, Fakhouri TH, Park S, Nielsen SJ, Ogden CL. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth and adults in the United States: 1999-2010. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jul;98(1):180-8.
[xiii] Kit BK, Fakhouri TH, Park S, Nielsen SJ, Ogden CL. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth and adults in the United States: 1999-2010. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jul;98(1):180-8.
[xiv] Ford CN, Ng SW, Popkin BM. Ten-year beverage intake trends among US preschool children: rapid declines between 2003 and 2010 but stagnancy in recent years. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Feb;11(1):47-53.