Don’t avoid sugar, just eat it wisely

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With the Federal Government introducing new food labelling standards on 1 July, attention has turned again to packaging information, nutrition and the Australian diet. 

From July, Australians will identify where food was grown, produced, made or packed, and what percentage of the ingredients came from Australia.1 But despite new steps towards mandatory labelling, patients still struggle with interpreting nutritional information in food labels and what it means. 

When it comes to sugar alone – one of the more controversial food topics – there are no standardised definitions for the various terms used for sugar in research and guidelines.2

How can you help your patients navigate the maze of sugar information and media hype, and allow them make informed choices about sugar intake?

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