This June, learn to limit daily added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons, and gain knowledge for eating well overall.
This June, learn ways to limit added and free sugar intake to 6 teaspoons (25g), while building knowledge and new habits for eating well now and into the future.
When it comes to health, wellbeing and food choices – what is your new normal going to be?
We will help you answer this by sharing education on how to:
- reduce added sugar intake
- eat better, and
- shape a new normal for your food choices, health, and wellbeing.
Why? Excess added and free sugar intake, and a poor quality diet, are associated with many short- and long-term health issues.
But there are food choices you can make each day to support health. This June, we aim to get you started on the journey toward building sustainable, health-supportive dietary practices, while reducing intake of the sweet stuff at the same time!
Find out below how you can participate, including signing up to our FREE online 6 Spoons in June course, or following us on social media, to uncover hidden sugars and work toward a healthier way of eating!
Why 6 Spoons?
6 Spoons in June is an annual campaign that shines a light on hidden sugars and challenges everyone to limit added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons (25g) per day. We invite YOU to join the nearly half a million people who are on their low added-sugar journey.
That Sugar Movement endorses The World Health Organization’s recommendation to limit free and added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons (25 g) per day, for health benefits.
However, the average Australian consumes around 14 teaspoons – that’s a whopping 420 in June alone!
Anywhere in the world, you can participate by signing up to the FREE 6 Spoons in June online course!
To reduce added sugar intake, eat better, and shape a new normal for your food choices, health, and wellbeing, register for our FREE 6 Spoons in June online course!
Between 1-30 June 2022, you will get access to:
- easy-to-understand educational content to guide you in reducing added and free sugar intake
- knowledge and ideas for better eating and establishing new, positive dietary habits
- weekly email prompts, introducing each of the four (4) week’s focus and learnings
- a discussion space to engage with other’s on a similar learning journey, and
- access to our TSM nutritionists who can answer any of your sugar and nutrition-related questions!
From 1 June, at the start of each week for four (4) weeks, participants will gain access to new library of content. There is a different focus for each week, designed in a way so the learning is delivered progressively, starting with the basics on sugar through to improving dietary quality overall.
Check out the course website for more details, including the course breakdown and how to register!
Other ways to participate in 6 Spoons in June:
- Set a personal goal and challenge yourself to lower your added and free sugar intake to 6 teaspoons (25g) per day
- Watching That Sugar Film*
- Reading our Top tips for reducing added sugar
- Following That Sugar Movement on social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – throughout the month of June for daily tips, information, recipes, motivation and quick reads
- Following and using the #6SPOONSINJUNE
*To watch That Sugar Film, also check our FAQs for additional online stores and streaming services
Can you stick to 6 teaspoons a day?
How to achieve 6 teaspoons or less per day
The first step to reducing daily added sugar consumption is finding out where the added sugar is in the diet and monitoring how much you are consuming. Then, it is time to make a decision about how much added sugar you choose to have and when you choose to have it, with the aim to limit intake to 6 teaspoons (25g) per day.
The next step: learn to read food labels and be aware of the quality of what you are eating and drinking. Make better food choices when shopping and cooking, and teach yourself to manage cravings and become less dependent on added sugar and the processed foods it comes in. By learning how to choose and use whole foods, you will feel good!
Want more guidance? Check out our FREE online 6 Spoons in June course!
To take your health journey and nutrition education further, consider signing up for our 30-Day Kick Start program.
Sugar has many different names and comes in many forms. It’s also highly addictive: the more we eat it, the more we want.
The World Health Organization recommends 6 teaspoons (25g) or less of added or free sugar per day for optimal health. One teaspoon equals around 4 grams of sugar.
Generally, sugar in food is either naturally occurring or has been added during manufacture or preparation.
Whole food - food that has not been significantly refined or processed, such as legumes, fruits and vegetables - may have naturally occurring sugars, such as fructose in fruit and lactose in dairy products.
The naturally occurring sugar in whole foods, such as fruit and dairy, is not counted as part of the recommended 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar per day.
Added sugars and free sugars refer to a refined sugar or sweetener ingredient added to food or drink products, as well as honey, syrups and fruit juice.