Fact Sheets
Fact sheets

Sugar and health: Fact sheets

Does sugar cause tooth decay?

This information sheet explains the many causes of tooth decay and offers advice on what you can do to minimise your risk.

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Does sugar make kids hyperactive?

This information sheet looks at how this idea came to be and the reasons your kids may be hyperactive!

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How much sugar are we eating?

While obesity across the world continues to rise, we cannot assume the same is true for sugar intake. In this information sheet, we look a little more closely at the data.

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Is sugar really toxic?

There has been a barrage of books and media reports telling us that sugar is ‘toxic’ and should be avoided, so what is the truth?

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Sugar & diabetes

This information sheet will explain what causes diabetes and provide you with some diet and lifestyle tips to help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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The role of sugar in food

Replacing sugar in manufactured foods and drinks is not as easy as it seems.. find out why.

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Sugar & exercise

This information sheet explains the role of carbohydrates, including sugar, in providing energy for exercise and how adjusting your carbohydrate intake can improve your sporting performance.

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Sugar & a healthy body weight

How can you enjoy sugar and maintain a healthy body weight?

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Can you be addicted to sugar?

Let’s take a closer look at the truth behind “sugar addiction”.

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Sugar, vitamins & minerals

We hear reports about how sugar is‘empty kilojoules’ and ‘dilutes’ nutrients in the diet, but is this really the case?

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Whether you have just moved out of home or a busy mum, we've got simple tips to help you eat well for life.

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The benefits of exercise go further than looking good in jeans. It helps our mood, energy levels and can fend off type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Find out how much activity is good and simple ways to incorporate it into your everyday life.

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White sugar, brown sugar, honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup. Can one sweetener be better than the others or are all sweeteners just the same?

Discover what makes each sweetener different and how table sugar gets from farm to your bowl.

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