Understanding Nutritional Label

By now you’ve noticed the new nutrition label, which features more prominent serving size and calorie count, as well as ‘added sugars’ as a subset of ‘total sugars’ and a different selection of key nutrients at the bottom. The new label, which came into effect in January 2020, is designed to help consumers meet their nutritional requirements while also staying within the recommended calorie limits. Continue reading “Understanding Nutritional Label”

Reducing Added Sugar Difficult but Necessary

‘Added sugars’ has become a household phrase these days, and its even on the new nutrition label. The term ‘added sugar’ refers to sugars added to the product that aren’t naturally occurring; for example, yogurt has both added sugars (from fruit juice, fruit or other flavorings) and the sugar that is found naturally in milk (called lactose). Basically, ‘added sugars’ are those we consume in addition to the sugars found in milk, cheese, grains, fruits and vegetables. It’s recommended that added sugars make up less than 10% of our overall energy intake per day for those aged 2-19, and that those under 2 years of age consume none. Continue reading “Reducing Added Sugar Difficult but Necessary”