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- Fact Sheets
- Educational and Teaching Materials
- Evidence Reviews
- CSI Recipe Collection
Sugar 101: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers common questions about the basics of what sugar is, where it is found in different foods and beverages, and how it is used by the body.
Describes the purification process for sugar cane and sugar beets, and the different types of sugars created.
Describes 5 important functional roles sugar plays in different foods.
Learning about Sugars Labelling
Describes new changes to sugars labelling on Nutrition Facts tables and the List of Ingredients, including the addition of a % Daily Value for total sugars and grouping of sugars-based ingredients.
Carbohydrates and Physical Activity
Discusses hydration and carbohydrate fueling recommendations for before, during, and after physical activity.
Sugars Consumption in Canada (NEW!)
Shares new information on sugars consumption in Canadian adults and children based on Canadian Community Health Survey 2015 data.
Energy Balance and Body Weight
Provides information on maintaining energy balance and an overall balanced lifestyle as part of weight management.
Effect of Fructose-Containing Sugars on Metabolic Disease Risk Factors (NEW!)
Summarizes findings and key takeaways from a series of systematic reviews & meta-analyses of controlled trials on fructose-containing sugars and different health effects.
A series of five fact sheets answering common misperceptions on sugars consumption, sugars and weight, sugars and chronic diseases, sources of sugars, and functional roles of sugars.
Scientific Review of WHO Sugars Guideline
A review of the scientific evidence supporting the 2015 World Health Organization free sugars guidelines.
Role of Carbohydrates and Sugars in Sports Nutrition
Written by Dr. Gareth Wallis (University of Birmingham), this fact sheet reviews the role of carbohydrates and sugars and dietary recommendations for athletes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Carbohydrates and Type 2 Diabetes
Answers frequently asked questions about the role of sugars and carbohydrates in the diet of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.
Questions About Sugar and Health?
Answers frequently asked questions about sugars terminology, dietary guidelines for sugars, and sugars consumption in Canada.
Provides information on naturally occurring and added sugars, how sugars are used by the body, functions sugar plays in foods, and guidance on understanding sugars information in the Nutrition Facts table.
Provides information on sugars as type of carbohydrate, and sugars consumption in relation to different health conditions such as diabetes, dental caries, addiction, and hyperactivity.
Understanding the Glycemic Index
Describes the Glycemic Index, factors that affect the Glycemic Index, and compares the Glycemic Index for different foods.
Describes the purification process for sugar cane and sugar beets in Canada.
Reviews the importance of breakfast consumption for brain function in children, and offers a variety of different breakfast ideas.
Discusses balancing calorie intake and output as part of weight management.
Nutrition recommendations to support athletic performance and meet the added energy demands of physical activity.
Balancing Food and Activity for Healthy Weights
Shares physical activity recommendations for Canadians of different age groups as well as nutrition tips before, during, and after activity.
Healthy Teeth for a Healthy You!
Provides recommendations for preventing cavities and tooth decay, including oral health practices and sensible snacking tips to manage intake of cariogenic foods.
Different Sugars for Different Tastes
Describes different types of granulated and brown sugars as well as tips for their uses in recipes.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar and Health
Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
Infographic Design and Development
Use this two-part video series to gain understanding and appreciation of what infographics are and how to design an effective infographic to communicate scientific and nutrition information.
Reading and Critically Evaluating Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Use this four-part video series to gain the knowledge and skills needed to read and critically assess a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Use this three-part video series to apply your knowledge and skills to read and critically assess a systematic review and meta-analysis, including performing GRADE assessment.
Download these supporting resources to help guide you through this hands-on exercise:
- Worksheet: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (SRMAs): Application of Knowledge - Critical Review of SRMAs Please download this worksheet, which will help you to critically assess your SRMA and then perform an approximate GRADE assessment at the end in order to assess the confidence you can have in the overall estimate.
- Sample SRMA: Choo et al. Food sources of fructose-containing sugars and glycaemic control: systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled intervention studies. BMJ 2018;363:k4644.
- Supplementary Materials for Sample SRMA: Choo et al. Food sources of fructose-containing sugars and glycaemic control: systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled intervention studies. BMJ 2018;363:k4644.
Functional Roles of Sugar in Foods
Additional recordings from CSI's 2016 Event "Sugar Beyond Sweetness: Functional Roles of Sugar in Foods" with Chef Claire Tansey:
- "Sugar Beyond Sweetness" - Presentation on the Science of Sugar
- "Sugar Beyond Sweetness" - Functions of Sugar in Quick-Picked Carrots
- "Sugar Beyond Sweetness" - Functions of Sugar in Caramel Salmon with Puy Lentils
- "Sugar Beyond Sweetness" - Functions of Sugar in Genoise Cake and Buttercream Icing
- "Sugar Beyond Sweetness" - Event Closing and Sugar 101 Video
- Key Learnings from Canadian Sugar Institute "Sugar Beyond Sweetness" Event
Educational and Teaching Materials
The Sweet Spot Challenge: A Compilation of Daily Menus Based on the 100 gram Daily Value for Sugars (NEW!)
This booklet compiles fourteen sample 1-day menus that reflect the new 100 g total sugars Daily Value.
Nature's Sweet Mystery
MISSION 1 – Exploring Food Chains
MISSION 2 – Exploring Food from Field to Table
MISSION 3 – Exploring the Human Body
MISSION 4 - Exploring Energy Balance
An exciting teaching resource for grades 4-6 across Canada. Through experiments and activities, students learn about food science, food production, the human body, nutrition and physical activity within a series of four Missions.
The Canadian Sugar Institute invites you to test your knowledge of sugars and carbohydrates by answering 15 skill testing questions.
Twenty different “Did You Know” facts about sugars.
Provides current, practical scientific information on carbohydrate and its role in nutrition and health.
Beyond Sweetness: The Functional Roles of Sugar in Foods and the Challenges in Replacing/Reducing It (2016)
Written by Douglas Goff, PhD (University of Guelph) and Julian Cooper, PhD, reviews the functional properties of sugar, ingredients frequently used to replace sugar’s functionality, and the challenges associated with sugars reduction and reformulation.
Sugars and Health: The Current Science (2015)
Reviews sugars metabolism and answers frequently asked questions on sugars and health with answers provided by a variety of academic experts in the field.
The Not So Toxic Truth About Sugar (2013)
Written by Dr. John Sievenpiper (University of Toronto), reviews current scientific evidence on fructose and fructose-containing sugars and different health outcomes.
Carbohydrates and the Cognitive Performance of Children (2012)
Written by David Benton, PhD (Swansea University), reviews the evidence on the effects of breakfast and its composition on children’s cognition and school performance.
Sucrose: From Field to Table (2010)
Written by David Kitts, PhD (University of British Columbia), reviews sugar production in green plants, the purification process for sugar cane and sugar beets in Canada, as well as various functional roles sugar plays in different foods.
Carbohydrate for Healthy Active Living (2009)
Written by Lawrence Spriet, PhD (University of Guelph) and Bob Ross, PhD (Queen’s University), reviews the current evidence on carbohydrate consumption for physical activity, as well as the role of physical activity in reducing obesity.
The Glycemic Index: Clinical and Public Health Significance (2008)
Written by G. Harvey Anderson, PhD (University of Toronto), reviews the current evidence on Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load, as well as their applications in measuring blood glucose response.
The CSI Recipe Collection - A Taste of Sugar
Recipes for White Bean Dip & Balsamic Bruschetta
Recipes for Homestyle Banana Bread & Cinnamon Raisin Scones
Recipes for Energizing Granola & Blueberry Bran Muffins
Recipes for Rena’s Fruit Crisp & Mini Cheesecake Delights
Recipes for Tomato Zucchini Penne with Pesto & Dijon Chicken
Recipes for Mexican Peppers and Onions & Spicy Citrus Marinade
Recipes for Corn and Chives Madeleines & Whole Wheat Molasses Loaf
Recipes for Apple Bulgar Salad & Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Recipes for Creamy Carrot Soup & Thick and Tasty Tomato Soup
Recipes for Simply Sweet Butternut Squash & Orange-Glazed Peppers and Zucchini