This June we celebrate a positive approach to food!
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.
This year, 6 Spoons in June invites YOU to join the nearly half a million people who are on their low added-sugar journey. Learn ways to cultivate a healthy relationship with food, helping you on your journey to better health and consuming less of the sweetened stuff!
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:
- Following That Sugar Movement on social media – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – throughout June for daily tips, information, recipes, motivation and quick reads
- Following and using the #6SPOONSINJUNE
- Watching That Sugar Film
- Downloading the free That Sugar App
- Challenging yourself to lower your added and free sugars intake to 6 tsp a day
- Signing up to the 30-day Kick Start Program which offers practical and easy-to-apply information to help people make healthier choices for themselves and their family.
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 how much we are eating and where the added sugar is in our diet. Then we can decide how much we want to have.
By learning to read food labels and making better choices when we shop and cook, we can teach ourselves to be less dependent on added sugar to enjoy our food and feel good.
You can also sign up to our 30-day Kick Start program for just $79, to help you look and feel better in 30 days.
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 or less of added sugar a 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.
Wholefoods - food that has not been significantly refined or processed, such as beans, fruits and vegetables - may have naturally occurring sugars, such as fructose in fruit and lactose in dairy products.
The naturally occurring sugar in wholefoods is not counted as part of the recommended 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar per day.
Added sugars, also known as free sugars, refers to a refined sugar or sweetener ingredient added to food or drink products, as well as honey, syrups and fruit juice.