Guidelines suggest added sugar consumption limits for kids

Posted at 7:02 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 19:02:54-04

Monday, the American Heart Association released new guidelines for added sugar consumption by kids. 

The AHA's research shows children and teens shouldn't intake more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day and they shouldn't have more than 8 ounces of sugary drinks a week.

Those added sugars can be disguised under names such as high fructose corn syrup, fructose and fruit. Anything ended in -ose is just a synonym for sugar.

Courtney Ferreira, a nutritionist at the University of Maryland Medical Center joined ABC2's In Focus to dicuss the new guidelines.

See video above for full interview.