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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
12/11/12 8:12 P

Currently the sugar listing on a label is very deceptive.
It includes the "added sugar", but also the natural sugar that is found in healthy foods like fruits and milk and yogurt.

I agree with you and hope that in the near future, labeling laws will change and the sugar listing will be just for added sugar.

Until then, I think you will find this USDA file helpful for it lists the actual added sugar in over 2000 foods. Yes, you will have to calculate this manually, but at least it is an accurate start.

www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/add_su
g/addsug01.pdf


SP Registered Dietitian Becky

JULE1015 Posts: 104
12/11/12 7:41 P

I read labels obsessively and track just about everything on the SP nutritional goals tool. But, I wonder why there isn't an available goal to track the sugar grams that are found under carbs on the label. I've never read anything that says how many of those grams we should be consuming a day. I know that those numbers are for sugars that are "not added," but shouldn't we keep track of them? For that matter, why don't labels tell us how much added sugar there is, instead of just listing it as ingredient? Sugar is such a culprit, I just wonder why no one tracks it. I"m just curious.

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