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Sugar Industry Responds to Recommendations for Added Sugars

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

sugar industryThe sugar industry is fighting back against the American Heart Association’s strict new recommendations for added sugars for kids. The Sugar Association described the guidelines as “baffling” and said the added sugars dialogue “has lost its scientific integrity.” Politico reports that the trade group scolded the American Heart Association for going beyond what the 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend — that consumers should limit calories from added sugars to 10 percent of daily intake. In regards to the recommendations, the Sugar Association asks “where is the science to support this?” The Sugar Association questioned why the Heart Association’s guidance fails to align with the American Academy of Pediatrics, which the association acknowledges that “sweetness can offer an effective tool to promote consumption of nutrient-dense foods and beverages.”

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.