Cane growers and sugar millers are actively participating in ongoing discussions about sugar and its role in a healthy lifestyle.
Nutrition experts encourage the daily consumption of a balanced diet for good health. We are concerned that undue focus on one ingredient alone – sugar – overshadows other important messages around the need for a balanced intake of nutrients, portion size and keeping active.
In our view, the goal should be to encourage people to eat well and lead active and healthy lives.
We want to work with others to develop effective policies. As growers and millers we do not want to see policy measures introduced that distort understanding of sugar and sugar’s role in the everyday diet of Australians.