Let them avoid cake. That seems to be the message to kids from the American Heart Association’s latest recommendations for sugar intake. The organization suggests “kids should consume no more than six teaspoons (roughly 100 calories) of added sugar a day, which is less than one-third of the sugar children consume now. For some perspective, six teaspoons roughly amounts to a serving of flavored yogurt or a handful of caramel popcorn.” I’d like to be able to sugarcoat that news for my kids. But then they’d have to skip the yogurt.

+ Berkeley’s soda tax seems to be cutting the consumption of sugary drinks.