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Your Kids Are Probably Eating Too Much Sugar. Here's How to Cut Back

July 21, 2016 / TODAY

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TEASER Sugar gets added to kids' diets in all sorts of ways.
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Give a kid too much sugar, and he's likely jumping off the walls or fighting his bedtime with a temper tantrum. That's why most parents try to limit their kids' sugar consumption, but according to a recent Parents magazine poll, the average 4 to 8-year-old child is eating approximately 15 teaspoons of added sugars a day — which works out to be 50 pounds of sugar a year. There's more you can do to cut back on added sugars in your family's diet. Use these tips from TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer to get started.

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TEASER Sugar gets added to kids' diets in all sorts of ways.
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