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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. As a percent of total calories from added sugars, the drop has been even more significant, from 18.1 percent in 2000 to 12.6 percent in 2016 (the most recent data available).

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