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Limiting Sugar in Your Child’s Diet

March is National Nutrition Month and one important tip to keep in mind is limiting your child’s

sugar intake. Many foods and snacks contain sugar which is why it’s common for a lot of kids to

consume more sugar than what is considered healthy. Too much sugar can lead to obesity, type

2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, a weakened immune system, and other medical


Not all sugars are the same, however. Natural sugar found in whole foods like fresh fruits,

starchy vegetables, and whole grains is safe to consume. It is even beneficial for your child’s

health to eat these foods because of their nutrients. The sugar in these foods provides the body

with fuel as well. Not getting enough sugar can lead to hypoglycemia, which is when the blood