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Company Drops Chocolate Toddler Drink

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A new chocolate-flavored toddler drink has been taken off the market after criticism that the product and others like it, made by Mead Johnson, contribute to childhood obesity.

Nutritionists and parents say the Enfagrow Premium drinks, aimed at children as young as 1 year old, are mostly milk and sugar, and there's no proof to back up the company's health claims about the drinks, ABC News reported.

The company says the drinks contain more than 25 additives that help boost immunity, brain development and growth.

Mead Johnson has dropped the chocolate-flavored Enfagrow Premium, which contains 19 grams of sugar. However, the company still sells the vanilla-flavored version, which has 16 to 17 grams of sugar, and three unflavored versions with 10 to 11 grams of sugar.

The products are targeted at so-called "picky eaters" who might benefit from a nutritional supplement, ABC News reported.

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