Is USA finally kicking its sugar habit?

In the United States, children are eating far fewer sugary sweets than they did 15 years ago, according to data crunched exclusively for USA TODAY by the research specialist NPD Group. The numbers are eye-popping and the change – which is already impacting the country’s biggest makers and sellers of all things sweet – appears irreversible because the decline is only accelerating.

The typical child ate or drank the 20 most common sugary sweets an average 126 times fewer last year than in 1998, reports NPD. That includes 62 fewer occasions of having carbonated soft drinks and 22 fewer times eating pre-sweetened cereals. Full article

Published on 06/10/2013