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New Research Shows Large Majority of Consumers Understand Real Sugar Comes from Plants & That it Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet; Data reveals significant shift in perceptions of sugar and artificial sweeteners

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021 Washington, D.C. – A significant majority of consumers understand real sugar originates from plants and is naturally-occurring, according to new research conducted by Quadrant Strategies for the Sugar Association.  Overall, the research shows consumer attitudes about real sugar are increasingly positive, while the favorability of artificial sweeteners has declined. “The shift in consumer […]

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Statement by Courtney Gaine, PhD, RD, president and CEO of the Sugar Association Regarding the Issuance of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

December 29, 2020

December 29, 2020 “On behalf of the Sugar Association and its members, I would like to thank the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) for their significant work in developing and finalizing the 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), and doing so on time, particularly in light of this challenging […]

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More than 1,500 Consumers Urge FDA to Enact Comprehensive Artificial Sweetener Labeling Reform

November 19, 2020

Sharp increase in use of sugar substitutes & misleading labels drive calls for full transparency  (Washington, D.C. – November 19, 2020)  The Sugar Association’s Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has garnered the support of more than 1,500 consumers across the United States. “Consumers deserve greater transparency around alternative sweeteners in […]

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Fruit drink labeling is confusing to many parents, study finds

April 8, 2021

Most parents of young children cannot identify key ingredients in children's drinks after reviewing the packaging, Nutrition Facts and the ingredients list, according to research emailed to Food Dive from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut and the School of Global Public Health at New York University.

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Reaching Educators with Real Facts: Educating future generation about sugar

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 “For the 27,000 Family and Consumer Science teachers across the U.S., the topic of sugar frequently comes up in class. Formerly known as home economics, family and consumer science class is a prime opportunity to educate the next generation of consumers about real sugar and the role it plays in a nutritious, […]

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National Consumers League releases its top 10 food and nutrition policy priorities for 2021

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 “NCL is supporting a Citizen’s Petition to FDA to ensure transparent labeling of novel sweeteners and has joined with other consumer groups in urging FDA to stop misleading claims, such as “No Added Sugars,” “Zero Sugar,” and “Reduced Sugars,” that imply a new product is healthier than the original without disclosing that […]

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