The Sugar Packet
Sugar Association supports important scientific dialogue on the role of sugar and sweet taste in read more
WASHINGTON (March 6, 2017) — The Sugar Association submitted comments today to FDA on its read more
Moves mark commitment to transparent engagement with partners, consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 2, 2017) – read more
We question Kearns’ continued attempts to reframe historical occurrences to conveniently align with the currently trending anti-sugar narrative.
Attribute to The Sugar Association: The release of the AHA’s Scientific Statement on added sugars read more
Focusing on a single nutrient in the fight against obesity doesn’t work. Emphasizing overall calories read more
The data are out – obesity rates in the U.S. continue to climb … yet read more
We are all desperate for a solution to obesity and related chronic diseases. But, a warning label is not it – particularly a warning label not grounded in facts. The Sugar Association’s President & CEO, Dr. Courtney Gaine, provided oral and written testimony to the Baltimore City Council today highlighting why this is a bad idea.
Despite FDA’s Calories Count initiative, calories aren’t even the first thing most adults check.
The Sugar Association is disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ruling to require an “added sugars” declaration and daily reference value (DRV) on the Nutrition Facts Label (NFL). The extraordinary contradictions and irregularities, as well as the lack of scientific justification in this rulemaking process are unprecedented for the FDA. We are concerned that the ruling sets a dangerous precedent that is not grounded in science, and could actually deter us from our shared goal of a healthier America.
When we think of sugar, its sweet taste is probably the first thing that comes read more
More than half of U.S. households use only sugar as their household sweetener, according to Mintel data, providing further evidence that sugar is still the Gold Standard for many American families.
“…Each time the DGAs are released, the same question is raised: Do these guidelines have any impact on improving the diet and health of Americans? In truth, if one were to plot the data you’d find an association showing quite the opposite impact.” Read the rest of Dr. Courtney Gaine’s piece on Page 12 of the April issue of Sugar Producer.
As a nation, we are consuming 500 more calories per day than 40 years ago. Only 38 of these calories can be attributed to added sugars.