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September 2000 Issue

Just Say No to Added Sugar, Yes to Petition

With the focus in recent years on reducing the fat in foods, it seems no one has noticed the surge in sugar in many products. While researchers have yet to find a direct link between sugars and diseases other than dental cavities, eating a lot of sugary foods can crowd more nutritious foods out of the diet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Dietary Guidelines even urge consumers to "limit intake of beverages and foods that are high in added

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