Flow of empty calories into children's food supply must be reduced – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are calling for calories from solid fats and added sugars in children’s food to be reduced.
Reedy: It’s unreasonable to expect people to be able to change their eating behaviors when so many forces in the environment conspire against them to make healthy choices.
Narrator: Dr. Jill Reedy is a nutritionist with the National Cancer Institute.
Reedy: So most experts agree that the solution will involve changes in both diet and physical activity, in order to affect this energy balance.
Narrator: Energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. To learn more about managing an energy balance, visit the website wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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