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Nutrition Tip for Winter

Should you reduce the amount of salt and soda in your kids' diet? According to a recent study on 4,200 Australian children ages 2 - 16, children and teens who had more salt in their diet were also likely to drink more sugar sweetened beverages. As reported in the journal Pediatrics, drinking just one serving of a sugary drink per day has been linked to a 26% higher risk of being overweight and obese. Advanced Pediatrics recommends that soda and other sugar sweetened drinks such as Kool Aid, lemonade, sports drinks and high fructose fruit drinks be served only as an occasional special treat - rather than as a daily beverage. Because salty snacks often cause children and teens to "crave" sugar-sweetened beverages -- and too much sodium can result in high blood pressure even in children and teens -- parents should focus on offering children and teens snacks lower in both sodium and sugar, such as fresh cut veggies and fruit, yogurt, cheese, and unsalted popcorn and crackers.

Posted: 3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM by Vickie Finney | with 0 comments

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