Fri Oct 8, 2010 12:13 am (PDT)
Dietary Choices of Childhood Obesity
The October, 2010 issue of the Journal of the
American Dietetic Association (J Am Diet Assoc.
2010 Oct;110(10): 1477-84) assesses the “Dietary
sources of energy, solid fats, and added sugars
among children and adolescents in the United States.”
Taken from the researcher’s (Reedy J, Krebs-Smith SM)
…Nearly 40% of total energy consumed (798 of 2,027 kcal/day)
by 2- to 18-year-olds were in the form of empty calories
(433 kcal from solid fat and 365 kcal from added sugars).
Consumption of empty calories far exceeded the corresponding
discretionary calorie allowance for all sex-age groups (which
range from 8% to 20%). Half of empty calories came from six
foods: soda, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, grain desserts,
pizza, and whole milk.
There is an overlap between the major sources of energy
and empty calories: soda, grain desserts, pizza, and
whole milk. The landscape of choices available to children
and adolescents must change to provide fewer unhealthy
foods and more healthy foods with less energy.”
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The dairy industry defies logic, innate wisdom, and
scientific studies published in peer-reviewed journals
by continuing to promote milk and cheese for weight loss.