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Australia: Survey finds toddlers raised on junk food

Babies and toddlers hopping on the extra foods gravy train

“Sweetened drinks, biscuits, cakes, chips and other low-nutrient, high energy snacks are contributing up to one-quarter of toddlers’ energy needs, a University of Sydney researcher has found.”

Read more: Press release, University of Sydney, 10 Nov 2006

Survey finds kids raised on junk food

Australian researchers looked at the eating habits of more than 400 toddlers. They wanted to know how these children made the change from milk to solid foods.

They found that foods usually regarded as ‘treats’ make up a quarter of toddlers’ daily food intake.

Read more: ABCnet, 10 Nov 2006

Published on November 10, 2006 in Australian news