IT’S WREAKING HAVOC ON KIDS’ HEALTH
THE AMOUNT OF TOTAL SUGAR CONSUMED BY Canadian teenage boys each day, according to data from the Canadian Community Health Survey. (The leading culprit among kids aged nine to 18? The added sugars in pop.) Excess sugar is linked to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, cavities and high cholesterol in children, while obesity rates for children and youth have nearly tripled in the past 30 years, according to the Government of Canada.