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Sugar Association Proud to be a Sponsor of Ag Day 2019

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing sugar beet and cane growers, processors and refiners throughout the United States, the Sugar Association is proud to support The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) as it hosts National Agriculture Day on March 14, 2019. This will mark the 46th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated […]

Nutrition is Complicated, but Research Shows Sugar Enjoyed in Moderation is Part of a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

December 18, 2018

December 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to claims made by Dr. David Perlmutter in the update to his 2013 book Grain Brain, Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine PhD, RD, issued the following statement: The fact is that nutrition is complicated, even though we want it to be simple – it isn’t. As […]

Sugar Association and Home Baking Association Celebrate the Family Fun of Holiday Baking

December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Sugar Association and Home Baking Association have joined together to celebrate the holiday season by helping you turn your kitchen into a wonderland of fun! Everyday pantry ingredients like flour, sugar, and spices can become a magically delicious world that the Sugar Plum Fairy herself would love. Holidays […]

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Sugar Association says FDA should rethink plans for Nutrition Facts panel education campaign

November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 IEG Policy interviewed the Sugar Association President and CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, following the organization’s comment on the FDA’s Draft Nutrition Innovation Strategy. In their comment, Dr. Gaine shared concerns over a single-nutrient focus (added sugars) vs. dietary patterns as the agency plans their nutrition facts education program. “While FDA has […]

Food Dive looks into front-of-package warning labels about sugar

November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018 Food industry publication Food Dive quoted Sugar Association CEO Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, as part of its analysis of the American Medical Association’s push to add front-of-package warning labels about sugar. The article points out that added sugars are already getting their own callout on Nutrition Facts label changes going into effect […]

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Food Navigator Highlights Science-Based Message Strategy Behind New Sugar.org Website

August 14, 2018

Leading food and ingredient news outlet Food Navigator interviewed Sugar Association Vice President of Communications Chris Hogan about the newly launched Sugar.org website.

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