Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Did You Know??

Children are munching on more snacks today than they were 30 years ago, according to researchers who studied data on more than 31,300 young people between 2 and 18 years old.
In 2006, kids took in an average of 113 more calories per day than they did in 1977-the equivalent of about 12 pounds per year. What's more, kids are getting 27 percent of their calories from snacks like sweets and salty chips, not whole grains and fruit.

Source: Health Affairs, march 2010


the fellers said...

ahhhh...Meliss I need to be SO much better with my kids, while they dont eat NEAR as many fruit snacks as they used to...cause I simply just stopped buying them....sometimes I get them as a surprise, I need to be better with giving them healthier snacks....sigh...