Make a pledge to enjoy up to six teaspoons per day of added sugar and increase sugar awareness in our communities.
We have created this pledge campaign to raise awareness on the health risks of added sugar and more so, the benefits of enjoying less.
By consuming less added sugar, we will improve our health outcomes.
We are passionate about getting the word out on sugar. This means making our pledge available to the public! Below are downloads for our pledge form and hidden sugars handout. You can print these out for your patients, colleagues, and friends. Help us spread awareness on this very important issue!
Download our Joy of Six Sugar Pledge banner to share with your colleagues and friends:
The Joy of Six – Sugar Pledge Banner – We are happy to share our “Joy of Six” banner for you to download and share with your friends and colleagues.
The Joy of Six – Sugar Pledge Form, Hidden Sugar Handout, Strategies to Sidestep Sugar – word doc. – Enjoy all of the “Joy of Six” materials in a word doc.
The Joy of Six – Sugar Pledge Form – word doc. – The Sugar Pledge form is a brief pledge for patients, friends and colleagues to sign to commit to enjoy up to 6 tablespoons of sugar a day!
Hidden Sugar Handout – word doc. – Help your community spot added sugar in our Hidden Sugar Handout. Here, you will learn how to read nutrition labels and to spot unsuspected sugar offenders!
Strategies to Sidestep Sugar – word doc. – Hear from our community on Strategies to avoid added sugars in your diet.
Please feel free to add your logo to any of the forms!
In order to make sugar awareness fun and educational, Coach Beverly has designed six sugar-related questions to test your knowledge! Be sure to Download the Free CDE Coach App, or join us on Facebook to receive all six sweet questions.
In America, about one quarter of our calories come from added sugar. In the early 1800s, sugar was considered a luxury and a treat, that was enjoyed on special occasions.
Our increasing intake of added sugar mirrors our rising rates of obesity and diabetes.
“We have solid evidence that keeping intake to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay,” says Dr Francesco Branca, Director of WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development.
more likely than independently funded ones to find no relationship between SSB consumption and negative metabolic outcomes.
Sugar Terms 101 – A common misconception for is the difference between added sugars and natural sugars. This important article published by the University of California San Francisco, helps to distinguish the different type of sugars in your diet.
How Much Sugar Are Americans Eating? [Infographic] – published by Forbes, included beautiful range of info-graphs to portray the added sugar consumed by Americans – by onlinenursingprogram.com.
Sugar Rush – How Much Sugar is in your Food? – An amazing new App that tells you exactly how much sugar is in your food.
Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health – A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, published in 2009.
Kick The Can | Giving The Boot To Sugary Drinks – a movement create awareness on the dangers of consuming large amounts of sugary drinks and their link to possible life threatening diseases.
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children – The World Health Organization published this article in 2015 making call to action to the reduction of added sugar consumption.
The Toxic Truth About Sugar – “Added sweeteners pose dangers to health that justify controlling them like alcohol, argue Robert H. Lustig, Laura A. Schmidt and Claire D. Brindis.” Published in 2012 by Comment Magazine.
Fatty liver disease in diabetes mellitus – a research study published in 2015 to understand the link between fatty liver disease and sugar consumption.
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