Ben Briggs joins Shirley on the continuation of The Sugar Show episodes to talk about sugar and its relationship and affect on children. The idea of sugar in children is particularly complex because sugar offeres some energy but not a lot else by way of nutrients and minerals essential for healthy growth and development for our little sprouts. If excessively consummed, the energy is not burned in the body and stored as fat.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Understanding the habits we form early on and our relationship with food, can better frame our youth's caloric imbalances- taking in lots of calories and expending few calories- and genetic, behavioral and environmental factors affected.
Host: Shirley Gutkowski
Guest: Ben Briggs
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