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Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons of Sugar per Day

posted Feb 2, 2011, 7:38 PM by Caitlin Paul   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 7:43 PM ]

According to one study, the average teen consumes 28 teaspoons of sugar every day. That is the amount of sugar in about two sodas - and translates to about 500 calories! When you're supposed to eat somewhere around 2000 calories a day, and excess calories contribute to weight gain, this is a LOT of calories.

Check out this blog post to read more.