This article in the Huffington Post points out that 13 percent of our calories come from added sugars. Children have 16 percent of calories from sugar.
Added sugars are nothing but empty calories with no nutritional value. We know that added sugar is dangerous to our health. A recent study found that one sugary drink a day can elevate risk of diabetes by 18%.
We will need to start eating better to reverse the trend. We are currently ranked number 17 out of 17 industrialized nations in our health care.