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.
Does sugar make kids hyperactive?
This information sheet looks at how this idea came to be and the reasons your kids may be hyperactive!
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.
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?
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.
The role of sugar in food
Replacing sugar in manufactured foods and drinks is not as easy as it seems.. find out why.
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.
Sugar & a healthy body weight
How can you enjoy sugar and maintain a healthy body weight?
Can you be addicted to sugar?
Let’s take a closer look at the truth behind “sugar addiction”.
Sugar, vitamins & minerals
We hear reports about how sugar is‘empty kilojoules’ and ‘dilutes’ nutrients in the diet, but is this really the case?