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The Sugar Association is sharing sweet facts about sugarbeets and sugarcane with teachers and their students through the STEM program. In April 2022 the Sugar Association was accredited by, a private education and research and credential program. The association for many years had been providing educational materials to the public and took the next step to become accredited to enhance their status as a trusted educational resource for teachers, said Maria Scott, Sugar Association scientific affairs consultant. The Sugar Association’s packet STEM resources page that it shares with teachers include a variety of lesson plans, videos and scientific experiments for teachers to use in their classrooms. The resources, which are available to students from kindergarten to 12th, are geared toward their grades in school. Scott encourages sugarbeet farmers, others in the sugarbeet industry and anyone interested in sharing information about sugar to share the National Real Sugar Day lesson plan with their local educators and invite them to celebrate with their students during the week of Oct. 14, 2023, the second annual National Real Sugar Day.

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