Scientific evidence, expert groups, and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend decreasing caloric intake from added sugars. The recently announced update of the Nutrition Facts Panel from the FDA means that food labels will be required to report grams of added sugars in foods in the future. Even though 75% of packaged foods purchased in the United States contain added sweeteners, in today’s food supply, it can sometimes be hard to tell whether foods contain added sugars or low-calorie sweeteners. Our Global Food Research Program at UNC team has created printable lists to help you identify sources of sugar and/or sweetener in products at the grocery store or in your pantry.
Download a printable 1-page version with both lists here.