The American Heart Association says parents need to drastically reduce the amount of added sugar kids are eating. Currently, the average child consumes about three times the recommended amount of added sugars. Starting in July 2018, food makers will be required to list the amount of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Panel. The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease. In an editorial published Monday, New York University professor of nutrition Marion Nestle noted that for decades scientists and health officials focused on reducing saturated fat, not sugar, to prevent heart disease. But things changed and big food and drinks companies understand now their responsibility. Companies including Coca-Cola Co. and Kellogg Co. as well as groups for agricultural products like beef and blueberries regularly fund studies and invest to improve their products to sustain a better life.