Why We Need To Improve Our Perception (And Consumption) Of Dessert

August 20, 2014 2:53 PM

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As a pastry chef who makes a living creating desserts with sugar and butter it may surprise you to hear me say publicly we all need to cut back on the amount of sugar and fat we consume.

• One hundred and fifty-six pounds. That's how much added sugar Americans consumes each year on a per capita basis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Imagine it: 31 five-pound bags for each of us. • Nearly one in three (31.8%) U.S. children (23.9 million) ages 2 to 19 are overw...

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