Domino Foods, Inc. Named National Strategic Partner of American Diabetes Association Sugar and stevia blends offer new sweetening options for people with diabetes
ISELIN, N.J., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino Foods, Inc., maker of Domino® Light and C&H® Light All Natural Sugar and Stevia blends, is pleased to announce that it is now a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association.
"Our Domino® and C&H® Light products are an all-natural blend of sugar, stevia and natural flavor, with no artificial ingredients. With our Light product, you get the authentic sweet taste of sugar, but with only half the calories and carbohydrates per serving. It really is the perfect blend of both worlds," said Brian O'Malley, President and CEO of Domino Foods. "We are very excited about supporting the American Diabetes Association's mission to Stop Diabetes® and helping to create more awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle for those affected by diabetes."
According to the American Diabetes Association, experts agree that people with diabetes can substitute small amounts of sugar on special occasions for other foods containing carbohydrates in their meal plans while still keeping blood glucose levels on track. Domino® Light and C&H® Light are an ideal option for lighter sweetening. With only 2 grams of carbohydrates per serving — half the grams and calories of regular sugar — Domino® Light and C&H® Light are suitable sweeteners for people with diabetes when used in consultation with their health professionals.
"If eaten as part of a healthy meal plan and combined with exercise, sweets can be eaten by people with diabetes," says Lurelean B. Gaines, RN, MSN, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association. "The key is to have a very small portion and save it for special occasions, so you focus your meals on more healthful foods."
Domino® Light and C&H® Light can be stirred in hot or cold beverages, such as coffee and iced tea, or can be sprinkled over fruits and breakfast foods. Another great advantage is it can be used in baking everything from cookies to cakes or pies – all with half the calories and carbohydrates of regular sugar.
Both Domino® Light and C&H® Light come in two package sizes: 40-count packets for convenient portion-control servings and a 2-pound resealable pouch for baking, sprinkling or stirring. To convert favorite recipes when baking, just replace each cup of sugar in the recipe with 1/2 cup of the Light blend to save over 350 calories in the recipe.
About Domino Foods, Inc.
The Domino Foods, Inc. family of products includes two of the leading brands of all-natural, pure cane sugar in America: Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar. Each of these brands has its own rich history that spans over 100 years – Domino® in the East and C&H® in the Western part of the country. Domino Foods, Inc. is proud to offer consumers in America a variety of fine quality, all-natural pure cane sugar products as well as alternative sweetening products, including Organic Blue Agave Nectars and the Domino® Light and C&H® Light sugar and stevia blend sweetener.
For consumer product information about Domino® Light and C&H® Light, including recipes and baking tips, and more, visit www.dominosugar.com/Light-Sugar-Stevia-Blend. Healthcare professionals are invited to find product information and to sign up for our newsletter at http://hcp.dominosugar.com.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences, and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, delivers services to hundreds of communities, provides objective and credible information, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
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