"New U.S. Dietary Guideline Recommendations Take Aim At Sugar"

"Anxiety-baking may be at a new high during the pandemic, but the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee sours on added sugar."

"The future may not be so sweet.

The committee assembled to help formulate the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is taking aim at sugar-sweetened beverages and added sugars. In a surprising development during the Trump administration, which has rolled back nutritional standards for school lunch and food assistance programs, the group is strongly advising a reduction in the amount of added sugars consumed by children and adults.

The committee, a group of 20 doctors, registered dietitians and public health experts, recommends reducing added sugars to 6 percent of daily calories, from 10 percent. The previous Dietary Guidelines took a major step forward in 2015 by suggesting added sugars be limited to 10 percent of total daily calories, but leading health organizations, supported by science, have long argued that lower limits would better protect health."

Laura Reiley reports for the Washington Post July 11, 2020.

Source: Washington Post, 07/13/2020