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Sugar: Hiding in plain sight - Robert Lustig

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While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect -- including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Robert Lustig
  • Director Bill Keaggy
  • Artist Chris Roettger
  • Animator Jacob Heberlie, Eric DeFord
  • Writer Shawn Gauthier
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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