Sugar Free: Life Without The Sweet Stuff

Apr 14, 2014

The average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. That’s more than three times what’s recommended by the American Heart Association.

Much of that extra sugar comes from foods we don’t think of as sweet: it’s added to things like tomato sauce and bacon and low-fat salad dressings.

We’ll talk to Eve Schaub, a Vermonter, and the author of Year of No Sugar. She and her family spent a year trying to consume no added sugar. We’ll also talk to Rachel Johnson, a nutrition professor at the University of Vermont.

We’ll also learn about the Mississquoi National Wildlife Refuge. The Mississquoi Delta, Bay and Wetlands have just been named a “Wetland of International Importance.”

And we'll hear about an art gallery in Rutland that's open up its walls to students.

Broadcast live on Monday, April 14th at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.