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Dr. Courtney Gaine, President and CEO of the Sugar Association shared, “As long as dietary data have been collected (over 100 years!), added sugars intake has never been below 10% of total calories.

“Over the last 20 years, added sugars consumption has dropped nearly 30%, from 18.1 to 12.9% of total calories. Calorically sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, coffee and tea are still the main source of added sugars in the diet across all age groups (older than one year), making up 35% of added sugars calories. While these beverages continue to be the largest contributor to added sugars intake, there has been a 26% in calorically sweetened beverage consumption since 2000. It is worth noting that the list of the top eight sources of added sugars also includes foods that contribute important nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins and minerals, like ready-to-eat cereals and flavored dairy.”

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