Chocolate Toddler Formula Pulled After Sugar Uproar
June 29, 2010
Parents and nutritionists are protesting a line of designer toddler drinks containing mostly milk and sugar. They are aimed at children as young as 1 year old.
Mead Johnson's Enfagrow Premium contains more than 25 additives supposedly intended to boost growth, brain development and immunity for the kids -- but some say the massive amounts of added sugar for flavoring may contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic.
ABC News reports:
"The company responded to the firestorm of criticism by dropping its new chocolate-flavored product, which critics have considered the worst offender with 19 grams of sugar ... In a prepared statement ... Mead Johnson said there had been 'some misunderstanding and mischaracterization regarding the intended consumer' of the product."
Mead Johnson markets Enfagrow for children ages 1 to 3 who have been weaned off breast milk or infant formula.