Sugar and health
Suiker Unie is a firm believer in the benefits of providing good information on healthy lifestyles and especially on the use of sugar. The western world is seeing an increase in lifestyle diseases such as obesity. Suiker Unie is working hard to help find a solution.
Sugar is part of a varied diet. But overconsumption is not healthy. That applies to all foodstuffs, including sugar. Sugar is a sweet condiment that is added to many types of foodstuffs. Please check the product packaging if you want to know more about the amount of sugar in a product. If you want further information about sugar, the information displayed below can help you.
For professionals: Knowledge Centre sugar and nutrition
The Dutch 'Kenniscentrum suiker & voeding' carries out research and compiles scientific information on the relationship between sugar and health and provides information to health professionals (dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, etc.).
For consumers: suikerinfo.nl
How do you make sugar? How much sugar do we eat in a year? What is diabetes? Consumers looking for reliable and practical information on sugar and carbohydrates can find the answers at www.suikerinfo.nl (in Dutch)
Clear information on the nutrition facts label
Suiker Unie bears its responsibilities in other ways, too, for example by providing clear information on nutrition facts labels. Van Gilse’s consumer packs state the nutritional value of the product and advise consumers on the importance of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.