By consuming less added sugar, we will improve our health outcomes. Make a pledge to enjoy up to six teaspoons per day of added sugar and increase sugar awareness in our communities.
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 – 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 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.