About Us

In the News

For media inquiries, contact media@sugar.org.

Sugar logo

History Lesson: Taking a look at historical trends in sugar consumption

February 6, 2020

February 2020 Although not widely talked about by the media, a significant dietary trend has been taking place. Over the past 20 years, added sugars consumption has been on a steep decline. In terms of teaspoons, added sugars intake has decreased by nearly 25 percent since 2000, dropping from 21 to 16.1 teaspoons per day. […]

Maria Scott: Proudly Promoting the Science of Sugar

January 6, 2020

January 2020 Laura Rutherford, sugarbeet grower and writer, interviewed Maria Scott, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs at the Sugar Association, to hear more about her background and the work the Sugar Association is doing. Read the full article at: https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=647548#%22{\%22issue_id\%22:647548%22

Sugar logo

Stick a Label on It: 2020 brings a new Nutrition Facts Label. What does it mean for sugar?

January 6, 2020

January 2020 Whether you’re one of the 80 percent of consumers who claim they at least sometimes use it, or the 20 percent that don’t, we are all familiar with the Nutrition Facts Label found on the back of foods and beverages. After nearly 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration decided it was time […]

Sugar logo

What are Added Sugars, Anyhow? Helping consumers make sense of new labels and dietary guidelines

December 6, 2019

November/December 2019 If the term “added sugars” seemed to come out of nowhere and explode into the nutrition dialogue, it’s because it kind of did. And, if you’re not quite sure what “added sugars” means, you’re not alone. While the term has been used in policy speak for decades to describe sugars that are added […]

Katom logo

Molasses, Sugar and the Sweet Truth

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 The KaTom Blog, a blog for food lovers and chefs, asked the Sugar Association about how molasses is made and where it comes from. Molasses is found naturally in sugar beet and sugar cane plants and is a co-product of sugar production. Read the full post at: https://www.katom.com/blog/molasses-sugar-and-the-sweet-truth/

FFAR Donor Profile: The Sugar Association

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019 The Sugar Association has always worked on behalf of our farmers, processors and refiners. As the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry since 1943, we represent 11,000 sugar beet and sugar cane growers, as well as tens of thousands of others who take the sugar from the farms and turn it […]

About Us
In the News

Sugar Basics

Find out what it is; where it comes from; and more about this simple, functional ingredient.

Learn More
In the News

A Balanced Life Is a Sweet Life

We crave variety, and everything has a place in moderation.

Learn More

Stay in Touch

Sign Up