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Sugar plays an important role in food production and preparation. We may add sugar for a little sweetness to our tea or coffee, but did you know that sugar plays an important role in food production, preparation, cooking and baking? Sugar is not used without reason – it has important functional properties. Sugar is a sweetener and preservative. With the pressure to reduce the sugar content in our foods, it is important to realise that sugar is difficult to replace in food production.

The Association for Dietetics in South Africa and two nutrition experts unpack the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, looking at the similarities and differences with the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines.

The Association for Dietetics in South Africa and two nutrition experts unpack the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, looking at the similarities and differences with the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines.