Nutrition Information Centre

About the Nutrition Information Centre

CSI maintains a Nutrition Information Centre that aims to gather and share up-to-date research and evidence-based information about sugars, nutrition, and health.

To accomplish this, the Nutrition Information Centre:

  • Collects and disseminates current research findings using peer-reviewed scientific evidence on sugars, carbohydrates, and health; 
  • Develops and regularly updates print and digital communications that reflect the highest level of scientific evidence; 
  • Applies key principles in knowledge translation to improve the effectiveness of CSI's communications; and 
  • Cooperates with allied academic and health professional groups in the areas of research, education, and communications. 

The Nutrition Information Centre is managed by registered dietitians and nutrition researchers, and is guided by a Scientific Advisory Council

Commitment to Transparency

The Canadian Sugar Institute is committed to maintaining responsible and transparent processes in all its activities, including engagements and partnerships with interested health professionals and scientific bodies on relevant research, education, and communications projects. We aim to adhere to the guiding principles laid out in the publication “Achieving a transparent, actionable framework for public-private partnerships for food and nutrition research” (Alexander et al., 2015). 

Research: CSI works collaboratively with external experts and researchers while maintaining transparency and scientific rigor. We participate in collaborative research projects that contribute to the understanding of sugars consumption trends in Canada, sugars-related claims and reformulation in the Canadian marketplace, and knowledge and perceptions regarding sugars. All CSI-funded research projects will be published in peer-reviewed journals with open access.   

Education: CSI may provide financial support on sponsored webinars and educational opportunities that facilitate evidence-based knowledge translation; however, CSI does not have a role in the content development. The views expressed reflect those of the speaker(s) and not of CSI. CSI will make every effort to support a balanced discussion and minimize perceived conflict of interest. For example, when sponsoring a webinar or an online course, proposed speakers and content must be reviewed and pre-approved by the host organization. 

Social Media: CSI promotes truthful, fair and accurate communications on social media platforms and follows Ad Standards Canada best practices to ensure that sponsorship disclosures are clear, conspicuous and understood. Sponsored Instagram content is created by individual dietitians and posts are reflective of each dietitian’s authentic and unique practice methodologies, interests, experiences, and evaluation of the evidence. CSI is not involved in drafting content and does not author influencer posts. CSI supports full transparency and honesty for viewers of sponsored content. We are updating our social media policies and practices to reflect the Fall 2023 update of Ad Standards Canada “Influencer Marketing Disclosure Guidelines”.

Topic Areas

The Nutrition Information Centre offers the following evidence-based content: