By Vicki Hayman
UW Extension Food and Nutrition Educator 



October 20, 2022

How much Halloween candy?

Nearly half of the added sugar in the American diet comes from sugary drinks. Added sugars come from baked goods, candy, cereals, desserts, and dairy products. It is recommended, by the American Heart Association (AHA), that sugar is limited to 6 teaspoons or 25 grams per day for children over two. A fun-sized candy bar, like Snickers, has about 2 teaspoons of sugar. That is one-third of a child’s total daily recommended intake. The AHA reports that children consume three times the recommended amount each day. Halloween, many children’s favorite day of the year...

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