Prefeitura Municipal de Lindóia do Sul - Professor - Inglês (2019) Questão 25

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

1 - Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks. 

2 - Nearly all American toddlers about two-thirds of infants onsume added sugar, despite nutritionists’ recommendations that children avoid the sweetener, according to a government study released this week.

3 - Researchers, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that from 2011 to 2016, 98 percent of toddlers ages 12 to 23 months consumed added sugar in fruit drinks, baked goods, candy and ready-to-eat cereals. Black toddlers ate the most added sugar — about eight teaspoons a day — while toddlers of Asian descent consumed the least, about 3.7 teaspoons a day.

4 - “The most important thing to take away is that added sugars are everywhere,” said the study’s lead investigator, Kirsten Herrick, who now works at the National Cancer Institute’s cancer control and population sciences division. “What is surprising is how added sugar quickly exceeds the recommended daily amounts.”

5 - The researchers also found that about 60 percent of infants up to 11 months old consumed added sugar in yogurt, baby snacks and flavored milk, among other foods — about one teaspoon of sugar per day. The study size was too small to make scientific conclusions about race, Dr. Herrick said. The findings were published on Thursday in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

6 - Added sugars include any sweetener, including cane sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, that does not occur naturally in food. The American Heart Association advises that toddlers and infants 

7 - In 2016, the American Cancer Society released dietary guidelines that said adults should limit added sugar to 10 percent of their daily calories. In particular, it suggested people reduce the number of sugar-sweetened drinks, including fruit and sports drinks, they consume. Sugar is associated not only with weight gain, but also with many types of cancer, the society said.

8 - Dr. Herrick said the consumption of sugar in teenagers and older children has been linked to cavities, asthma, obesity and high blood pressure. Amid news of the alarming amount of sugar consumption, though, she said researchers also observed that sugar consumption in infants was declining over all.

9 - Dr. Herrick warned that exposing children to sugary foods when they are young could impact taste preferences when they are older.

10 - “There is no reason to provide sugar-sweetened beverages” to toddlers and infants, she said. “They need nutrient-dense foods.”

Observando os parágrafos seguintes do texto, temos todas as informações verdadeiras, com EXCEÇÃO de:

  • A No parágrafo 5, os pesquisadores descobriram que cerca de 60% das crianças com até 11 meses de idade consumiam açúcar e ainda sem adicioná-lo ao iogurte, salgadinhos e leite com sabor, entre outros alimentos - cerca de uma colher de chá de açúcar por dia.
  • B No parágrafo 6, os estudos sugerem que crianças mais velhas devem limitarem-se a ingerir cerca de seis colheres de chá por dia.
  • C O parágrafo 7 realça que os adultos deveriam limitar o açúcar adicionado a 10% de suas calorias diárias. E que o açúcar não está associado apenas ao ganho de peso, mas também a muitos tipos de câncer.
  • D No parágrafo 8 é discutido que o consumo de açúcar em adolescentes e crianças mais velhas tem sido associado a cáries, asma, obesidade e pressão alta.
  • E No parágrafo 9 discute que ao expor as crianças a alimentos açucarados quando são jovens pode afetar as preferências de gosto quando são mais velhas.

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