December 05, 2011

Our Nutrition Information Service is pleased to provide you with our latest health professional publication: Further Analysis of Statistics Canada Health Report: Sugar consumption among Canadians of all ages 

In September 2011, Statistics Canada released the Health Report: Sugar consumption among Canadians of all ages. The report describes consumption of total sugars (naturally occurring and added) based on dietary intake assessed as part of the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). These data do not report "added sugars" consumption because there is no analytical method to differentiate between added and naturally occurring sugars in foods. However, an estimate of added sugars can be derived from the average distribution of naturally occurring and added sugars in the major food sources of total sugars.