11/21/2013

Thirty-three percent of calories that children consume from foods purchased at grocery and convenience stores were empty calories, while 35% of calories from fast food items and 32% of those from foods bought at school were empty calories, a study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics revealed. Researchers said sugary beverages, grain-based desserts and whole or 2% milk were among the biggest contributors of empty calories in children.

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