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#6SPOONSINJUNE

For the month of June 2020, keep sugar intake down with good food choices at each meal!

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. 

In 2020, we look at how good food choices at each meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – are important for health and can help keep sugar intake limited to 6 teaspoons (25g) per day.

Find out below how you can participate, including following us on social media, to uncover hidden sugars in each meal of the day, and discover how you can reduce added sugar intake one meal at a time!

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Why 6 Spoons?

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:

  • Challenging yourself and nominating a mate to join you in lowering your added and free sugar intake to 6 teaspoons (25g) per day
  • Watching That Sugar Film
  • Downloading the free That Sugar App (Australian residents only)
  • Read 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

Can you stick to 6 teaspoons a day?

We've some tools to keep you on track during your sugar journey. Don't forget to reach out to our communities on social media and the team, we're here to help!
Recipes

Recipes

Uncomplicated, tasty & healthy.

Blogs

Blogs

Informative & easy to digest.

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

Seriously, it will change the way you think about healthy food forever.

Sugar App

Sugar App

Download for free & start tracking sugar content in your everyday foods. (AU residents only)

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 is important: 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 be 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!

To take your health journey and nutrition education further, consider signing up for our 30-Day Kick Start program.

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Sugar Facts

Fact

Sugar has many different names and comes in many forms. It’s also highly addictive: the more we eat it, the more we want.

Fact

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.

Fact

Generally, sugar in food is either naturally occurring or has been added during manufacture or preparation.

Fact

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.

Fact

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.

Fact

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.

Want more beyond 6 Spoons in June?
For more tips, techniques, and a deeper dive into sugar, nutrition, and eating well overall, sign up to our 30-Day Kickstart program for just $79 and learn how to eat better and manage your sugar intake forever. (Program is currently available to AU and NZ residents only.)

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