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February 27, 2020

“Nancy Pelosi famously eats dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast. Courtney Gaine ’00 (CAHNR), ’05 Ph.D. has no quibble with that; she sometimes breaks her fast with a candy bar. “It’s always been okay to enjoy sugar in moderation,” she says.

She should know. The former co-captain of the UConn women’s basketball team got her degree in dietetics and went on to do postdoctoral work at UConn in nutrition, biochemistry, and exercise. She’s now president and CEO of The Sugar Association, which describes itself as “the scientific voice of the sugar industry.”

Read the full article here: https://magazine.uconn.edu/2020/02/20/candy-for-breakfast/

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