Where Kids Get Their Empty Calories – NIH Research Matters – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

Where Kids Get Their Empty Calories – NIH Research Matters – National Institutes of Health (NIH).

I am sure you’ve all had a hunch about this and didn’t need yet another study to tell us that our children are starving for nourishment. What I want to know is, obviously these terrible dietary habits cause obesity related illness, but what is the effect on those little developing brains? Why isn’t anyone talking about that?

-AB

2 responses to “Where Kids Get Their Empty Calories – NIH Research Matters – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  1. I am not surprised by this information at all! The one thing that made me pause was the statistic that non-Hispanic children drink more sugary drinks and Mexican-Americans drink more whole milk.

    I have actually seen the opposite here in my town, as well as on the trips I have made to Mexico, where children drink nothing BUT sugary pop: the water does not taste good and quality is unreliable, and milk is hard to come by and expensive.

    Great article. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yah, those stats made me wonder as well. My boyfriend is Mexican and they definitely drink more of both Milk and Pop than my family. However, I cannot tell you how many times I have seen white, black, and hispanic toddlers alike drinking pop from their baby bottles on the trains and buses here in Chicago. I really wish I were kidding. I am interested to read the raw numbers because statistics are quick to obscure reality…if I have a chance to read the study I will post more about it.

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