Many parents may underestimate total amount of sugar in common foodstuffs, study suggests

In “Well,” the New York Times (7/19, Reynolds) reports that “a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests that most” people “are not adept at estimating how much sugar is in some common foodstuffs.” Researchers arrived at this conclusion after visiting “305 German families that included at least one child between the ages of 6 and 12.” The study revealed that “about three-quarters of the parents underestimated the total amount of sugar in the foods – in some cases radically, with the biggest divergences happening around foods commonly seen as ‘healthful.’”

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