Welcome to the Schools section of the website.
The Sugar Bureau exists to improve the knowledge and understanding about the contributions of sugar and other carbohydrates to a healthy balanced diet.
Established in 1964, the Sugar Bureau is the trade association for the UK sugar industry and is funded principally by UK sugar manufacturers. Since 1990, it has been involved in promoting nutrition research and raising awareness among academics, health professionals, the media and the public about the role of sugars in the diet.
The information in this section provides a comprehensive view of the background to sugar as a foodstuff and also chronicles the history and geography of sugar. Production methods for both beet and cane sugar are covered, together with a section on the different types of sugar and the science explaining how sugar is made by plants and sugar in nutrition.