Information About Sugar
“Sugar’s Functional Role in Cooking” is a handbook detailing all the essential functional properties that sugar contibutes to foods and is a magnificent teaching tool for everyone from the average consumer to secondary school students to culinary professionals.
“Test Your Label IQ” includes a fun quiz that will help you learn about sugars and the Nutrition Facts Panel.
“Refining and Processing Sugar”: When you reach for the sugar bowl, you are reaching for sucrose. And, whether you know it or not, you’re opting for the purest foods found on the kitchen pantry shelf and in prepared food products. This document provides an overview of how natural sugar is refined and processed.
“About Sugar” answers common questions about sugar and other sweeteners.
For Kids, Parents and Teachers
“The Highly Active Child” addresses the common dilemma of determining whether a child suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or is simply highly active? This brochure offers tips for parents on how to recognize their children’s positive traits and channel their abundance of energy.
“Pleasing Picky Eaters”: Getting picky eaters and children to eat healthy can be a real challenge. Check out this brochure for tips that will make it easier and more fun to eat well. And find several great recipes that are exciting to eat and make.
“Breakfast On The Run”: Learn why it’s so important for you and your family to eat breakfast. Find out what the “ideal” breakfast includes and find four tasty breakfast recipes that include all-natural sugar for a healthy start to your day.
“Adventures in Food and Fitness”: Teachers can take their Pre-K-4th grade students on an informative adventure. This curriculum offers lesson plans on the importance of physical activity in nutrition and information on dental health. Use the reproducible coloring sheets to get students really involved. This lesson can also be utilized in conjunction with One Tooth, which focuses on dental hygiene, and Variety’s Mountain, which stresses the importance of a well-balanced diet.
“Variety’s Mountain” is a colorful brochure for young children explaining the importance of nutrition and physical activity in a healthy lifestyle. Also available in Spanish.
“One Tooth, Two Teeth, Clean Teeth, Good Teeth”: Join the Cavity-Free Generation! A fun, hands-on brochure for children ages 4-8 that is suitable for use in schools and dental offices. This educational tool introduces children to the importance of good dental care and regular visits to the dentist.
“Un Diente”: ¡Únete a la generación sin caries! Un folleto divertido y práctico para niños entre los 4 y 8 años de edad, apropiado para su uso en las escuelas y consultorios de dentistas. Esta herramienta educativa introduce a los niños a la importancia del buen cuidado dental y las visitas regulares al dentista.
A Journey with Sugar Cane and Sugar Beet: Check out our newest publication! It is a wonderful tool about eating right and staying healthy, and kids will love the fun pictures. You can find great messages inside about the importance of good nutrition and exercise.
“Should you be concerned about your child eating sugar?”: With all the contradicting advice parents are getting about what to or not to feed their children, this document provides up-to-date scientific information on all the questions about sugar in children’s diets.
“Sugar, Nature’s Energy – Field to the Table”: This curriculum, perfect for 4th-8th graders, takes students through the sugar manufacturing process. Explore the process that includes photosynthesis, sugar molecules and the processing and refinement of sugar, including the environmental aspects, from farm to table. Engage students with exciting activities like crystal-growing experiments and word puzzles.
Information on Today’s Issues
“Sugar Intake: What Does Science Say?” reviews the full body of science on sugar and highlights the conclusions of major scientific reviews.
“Sugar’s Glycemic Index: Debunking the Myths” addresses the basis for many popular diets – the glycemic index – and debunks the myth that sugar is a high gylcemic food.
“Can we reformulate foods to eat our way out of obesity?”: This document discusses the issues surrounding the push to reformulate foods using ingredient substitution and whether this is best way to solve the problem of increasing numbers of individuals that are overweight and obese or will it simply create a new set of problems.