Did you know that infants have around 30,000 taste-buds in their mouths, which reduce to around 10,000 by adulthood? Young taste-buds are naturally configured to love sugar and fat, as they need the most calories at this time in their life. Liking for salty and sour flavors develops much later. So, next time your kids display an intense craving for sugar-coated snacks, you know the back-story!
Unfortunately, the destructive abilities of too much sugar is also well-known. This infographic highlights the sugar content in popular snacks. Use this knowledge to measure your kid’s daily sugar intake.
The Sugar Content of Snacks Marketed to Kids:
Infographic by – AAA State of Play