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Global News: How much sugar should you be eating? How to follow WHO’s guidelines site description for Global News: How much sugar should you be eating? How to follow WHO’s guidelines
How much sugar should you be eating? This article provides sample products and their sugar content - some of which may be very surprising. 
http://globalnews.ca/news/1203149/how-much-sugar-should-you-be-eating-how-to-follow-whos-guidelines/

 
Global News: Sugar levels in kids’ meals are higher than WHO guidelines: Canadian study site description for Global News: Sugar levels in kids’ meals are higher than WHO guidelines: Canadian study
March 4, 2015 - "chicken fingers with plum sauce, honey mustard dressing on salad or barbecue sauce on ribs. These dishes may be common staples in your child’s diet but new Canadian research is warning that kids’ menu items in restaurants are packed with sugar." [site] 
http://globalnews.ca/news/1863279/sugar-levels-in-kids-meals-are-higher-than-who-guidelines-canadian-study/

 
World Health Organization - Sugars intake for adults and children site description for World Health Organization - Sugars intake for adults and children
This is the recently released 2015 WHO report [pdf] "The objective of this guideline is to provide recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of NCDs in adults and children, with a particular focus on the prevention and control of unhealthy weight gain and dental caries." [site] 
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/149782/1/9789241549028_eng.pdf

 
CBC: Lower sugar intake to less than 5% of daily calories, WHO says site description for CBC: Lower sugar intake to less than 5% of daily calories, WHO says
"The World Health Organization is again urging people to lower the amount of sugar they eat. The Geneva-based global health agency says getting daily sugar intake to below five per cent of one's daily caloric intake would be optimal but reiterated that restricting intake to no more than 10 per cent... 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/lower-sugar-intake-to-less-than-5-of-daily-calories-who-says-1.2560639

 
CBC: How 'toxic' is sugar? site description for CBC: How 'toxic' is sugar?
Oct. 3, 2013. Research suggests links to deadly diseases but some doctors and food industry representative are skeptical. 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/how-toxic-is-sugar-1.1894262
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