Sugar reduction

Sugar-sweetened beverages do not easily fit within a healthy diet, says Anderson

Food industry must slash sugar – not just tinker

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food industry ‘tinkering’ with sugar content while foods and drinks remain relatively high in sugar may detract from more basic sugar reduction strategies, warns a public health expert.

Supporters of the Berkeley ballot insist the tax could help fund $54m worth of nutrition, physical activity and health programs (Image: Miran Rijavec/Flickr)

GOLDEN STATE ROW ESCALATES AS NOVEMBER 4 BALLOTS APPROACH

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi slams ‘discriminatory’ soda tax proposals

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has attacked November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley that will ask city residents to approve increased taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and sweeteners used to sweeten such drinks.

Sanford Bernstein: “We would have expected inflated sales considering the ‘novelty factor’ surrounding the launch of this new product line extension.

'The feedback we received appears to be merely satisfactory or mixed'

Coca-Cola Life off to 'lackluster' start in the US, says analyst

By Elaine Watson

Initial feedback suggests the US debut of Coca-Cola Life has been “lackluster”, with staff in some of the first stores to feature the product reporting “satisfactory” sales, but nothing to set the world on fire, says Ali Dibadj, senior analyst at Sanford...

Clemmy's CEO: 'It’s a David and Goliath battle and some people think I’m crazy ... but I just felt that enough was enough'

Ice cream co engaged in ‘David & Goliath’ lawsuit vs Nestlé alleging unfair competition

Ice cream co in ‘David & Goliath’ lawsuit v Nestlé: Is it time for a rethink about the way shelf-space is allocated in US supermarkets?

By Elaine Watson

As Kraft’s CEO recently observed, smaller, more agile players seem to be better at coming up with exciting new products than many CPG giants, for whom innovation is often more about trade management than addressing genuine consumer needs. But if this...

Added sugar from soda, energy and sports drinks accounts for a fairly modest 4.9% of total energy in the American diet

Added sugars account for 14.1% of total energy intakes for Americans

What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet?

By Elaine Watson

While we tend to assume that fast food outlets (the bottomless soda cup) contribute a disproportionate amount of added sugar to the US diet compared with store-bought groceries, new data shows that the reverse is actually true.

Naturex' Brad Meyers: “Not a single state in the country has obesity prevalence of less than one in five. Why? A lot of theories are pointing to sugar consumption in soft drinks. Whether or not it’s fair to blame the sugar industry, that’s the world we are operating in.”

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

By Maggie Hennessy

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem, and that—like it or not—the sugar industry is assuming...

A standard can of sugar-sweetened soft drink would exceed the 5% limit on added sugars for most people

WHO recommends halving sugar intake advice

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised halving sugar intake advice from 10% of total calories to 5% of total calories in a new dietary guideline proposal.

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