Did you know this week is Sugar Awareness Week?
Looking for a way to educate your students, patients, or coworkers on added sugar in the diet?
National data published in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines
took a closer look at the current
intakes and recommended shifts of the American diet by charting Healthy U.S. Style Eating Pattern Recommendations with the current intakes of many foods and nutrients provided by What We Eat in America NHANES 2007-2017 data. These findings recognize that on average, Americans consume almost 270 calories, or more than 13% of their calories, on added sugars each day—current guidelines recommend no more than 10%.
Of the food categories that contribute to the greatest source of added sugars in the diet, beverages (not milk or 100% fruit juice) are the largest category; making up 47% of the added sugars in the U.S. diet. For more information on the USDA 2015 Dietary Guidelines visit Health.gov.
Check out our new Beverage Cards, and use your Council Cash discount for a FREE set for your classroom or office! Users will find brand new nutrition facts labels on the back of each beverage card that match the format of the FDA’s required changes that will be mandated starting July 2018.
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