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Anyang, South Korea

Jung H.R.,Health Research Planning Team | Park Y.-B.,Health Research Planning Team | Lee M.-J.,Health Research Planning Team | Kim K.-C.,Health Research Planning Team | And 7 more authors.
Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology

Excess sugar intake by food consumption may contribute to the development of diabetes, dental caries, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to investigate the sugar intake from meals at nursery schools in Gyeonggi-Do, and to construct a database for reduction policies sugar intake. A total of 601 samples were analyzed for sugar intake in summer and winter, respectively. The average sugar intake from food service was 2.22 g/meal, which was 5% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Furthermore, the analysis results of sugar content were in the decreasing order of fruits (5.05 g/100 g), fried food (2.92 g/100 g), and braised food (2.31 g/ 100 g). The habit of excessive sugar intake in childhood can be threaten health in adulthood. Thus, it is necessary for nursery school children to consume schoolmeals that contain less sugar. © The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology. Source

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