Despite Warnings, Chemical Sweeteners Are Creeping Into Foods Aimed at Kids

From a Washington Post story by Laura Reiley headlined “Despite warnings, sweeteners are creeping into foods aimed at kids”:

Rebekah Miller has four girls under 10. She’s not a “crunchy mom,” she says, eagle-eyeing everything to make sure it’s rigorously organic. But lately, she’s become worried about the blackberry-tea-flavored “drink enhancers” her daughters squirt into their huge water bottles each day.

Though the syrupy flavoring is packed with vitamins and advertises its “natural” ingredients, it’s also flavored with sucralose — one of many sugar substitutes increasingly showing up in food and drinks marketed for kids despite worries about their health impacts.