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Health Reports: Change In Total Sugars Consumption Among Canadian Children And Adults

September 23, 2019
by Statistics Canada

A new study released today in Health Reports is the first to look at the long-term trend in total sugars consumption using the most recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey—Nutrition 2015. Overall, total sugars consumption—which includes free and naturally-occurring sugars—decreased for all age groups from 2004 to 2015.

The data, from more than 45,000 Canadians aged 2 years and older, show that in 2015, the average daily total sugars consumption was 101 grams (compared with 104 grams in 2004) for children aged 2 to 8, 115 grams (compared with 128 grams) for children aged 9 to 18, and 85 grams (compared with 93 grams) for adults.

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