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Federal Guidance Recommends Children Under 2 Avoid All Added Sugar

New nutritional guidelines recommend feeding only breast milk for babies' first six months and avoiding added sugar until children turn 2.
Posted at 6:08 PM, Dec 30, 2020

There's now an extra reason for parents not to give their kids certain sweet treats: The U.S. government released dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers.

It recommended feeding only breast milk for at least six months and said no added sugar for children under 2 years old.

So that means no to candy, cake and ice cream.

The guidelines said to limit added sugar to less than 10% of calories per day after the age of 2.