The bittersweet truth about sugar labeling regulations: They are achievable and overdue

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Abstract

The recent Institute of Medicine recommendation to the Food and Drug Administration to include added sugar in a new front-of-package system provides new justification for reviewing outdated regulations pertinent to sugar and analyzing whether the government's previous resistance to sugar labeling remains valid given new and robust science. I have provided an overview of US sugar consumption, its public health implications, and the science related to added sugar detection. I reviewed US and international sugar intake recommendations and suggested revised regulations to better inform and protect consumers. I concluded by noting new directions in the area of sugar research for future public health policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E14-E20
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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