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Home Baking Association Reelects Courtney Gaine as President

December 11, 2020

December 3, 2020 Courtney Gaine, PhD, president and chief executive officer of The Sugar Association, was reelected president of the Home Baking Association at a virtual annual membership meeting held in November. The association reached 7.25 million educators and bakers in the past year, Dr. Gaine said. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the […]

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Sweetener safety in spotlight after study links stevia to gut microbial imbalance

December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020 “Dr. Courtney Gaine, president and CEO of the Sugar Association, asserts that this study highlights a significant issue that needs to be addressed by the industry: sugar replacement. “The use of artificial and low- and no-calorie sweeteners in food and beverages has surged more than 300 percent in the last five years,” […]

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HapPIE Holidays

December 2, 2020

November/December 2020 “Holiday baking is a longstanding tradition for many families with pie taking center stage. Whether you’re a baker or a consumer (and the world needs both), no one can argue with the fact that real sugar is essential to delicious, quality baked treats. The period between Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the […]

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Consumers Urge Comprehensive Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform

November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 “The Sugar Association’s Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has garnered the support of more than 1,500 consumers across the United States. “Consumers deserve greater transparency around alternative sweeteners in their food,” said Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association.  “The broad public support generated to […]

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A Key To Healthier Adult Diets: Healthier Baby Diets

October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020 As the federal government weighs the first-ever dietary guidelines for children under 2, there’s evidence that the food habits of young kids influence their diet—and their health—later on. The science is still nascent and studies are generally small. Research by Dr. Susan Johnson, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Children’s […]

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FDA Is Cracking Down on the Labeling of Alternative Sweeteners

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 “The FDA is currently accepting public comments about how it can improve the nutrition labeling of sweeteners that aren’t metabolized by the body in the same way as sugar found in foods and beverages. The agency established this new docket largely in response to a petition filed in June by the Sugar Association, which requested several changes […]

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