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Water has a stipulation for “no added non-nutritive sweeteners”, however sports drinks, flavored water, and caffeinated beverages do not list this stipulation. Can sports drinks, flavored water, and caffeinated beverages contain non-nutritive sweeteners?

Answer: 

Yes, sports drinks, flavored water, and caffeinated beverages may contain non-nutritive sweeteners at the middle and high school levels, but not at the elementary level.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 23, 2014 at 3:38am.