Health Experts say “Avoid added sugars for children below 2 years”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advise that children younger than the age of two should avoid added sugars in their diet as too much added sugar puts children at risk for obesity, tooth decay, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease, among other health problems.1

The intake of added sugars is also strongly associated to dental diseases which are globally prevalent among children and cause pain, anxiety, poor school attendance and performance, and tooth loss affecting a child’s emotional behavior and social skills.2-8

Pursuing one of its principles that the healthy development of the child is of basic importance, The World Health Organization, likewise, advise to “Prohibit added sugars and other sweetening agents (including all syrups, honey, fruit juice, fruit juice concentrates or non-sugar sweeteners) in all commercial foods for children.”9

In comparison to natural sugars that are naturally occurring in fresh fruits, vegetables and milk, added sugars are those that are added to foods and beverages as ingredients during processing.  Added sugars have many different names. In milk supplements, added sugars can include maltodextrin, corn syrup solids, hydrolysed cornstarch, glucose, fructose and sucrose.10

Cow’s milk has the natural milk sugar lactose which is packed with multiple health benefits and the energy needed for the child’s growth and development.11

At HiPP, we put children in the center of attention by carefully selecting ingredients that are closest to nature.  Inspired by nature, HiPP Junior Organic uses only the natural milk sugar Lactose, without the use of added sugars. Give your child HiPP Junior Organic. Help support your child’s health and development with organic and naturally-sourced ingredients.