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November/December 2019

If the term “added sugars” seemed to come out of nowhere and explode into the nutrition dialogue, it’s because it kind of did. And, if you’re not quite sure what “added sugars” means, you’re not alone. While the term has been used in policy speak for decades to describe sugars that are added to foods—as opposed to those found intact (i.e., sugars in an orange)—added sugars wasn’t defined by regulation until recently. In 2016, The FDA, during efforts to overhaul the Nutrition Facts Label and include added sugars information, defined “added sugars” to include all caloric sweeteners added to foods and beverages during preparation or processing (sugar, honey and many others), as well as those packaged as such (a bag of sugar or jar of honey).

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