Use That Sugar App to track the amount of sugar you and your family are consuming and
uncover the ‘hidden’ sugar in packaged food and beverage products.
That Sugar App converts total sugars in food and drink and graphically displays it in ‘teaspoons’ that can be added to a daily tally to track your consumption. You can set a personal ‘sugar challenge’ to help you track the amount consumed in a day, week or month.
That Sugar App also allows you to find and add products by ‘Scanning’ the barcode or searching for common menu items using the ‘Search’ function. If you add sugar to your hot drinks or use it in cooking, the ‘Manual’ function allows you to add this sugar to your daily tally.
Share your progress with friends and family on Facebook to inspire them to explore how much sugar they are consuming and reduce their own intake
A few things to bear in mind when using the App:
• The app calculates ‘total’ sugars
• Sugars are added to processed or packaged products and are in the ingredient list on the pack
• Be aware of these hidden ‘added’ sugars and focus on reducing your intake of these sugars
• Natural sugars occur in whole foods like veg, fruit and dairy
• Whole fruit and vegetables (fresh, frozen and tinned) with no added sugar have been completely removed from That Sugar App. These natural sugars do not need to be removed from a healthy diet
• You can find generic alcohol products e.g. ‘Gin’, ‘Red Wine’ and ‘Beer’ using the ‘Search’ function, however branded alcohol and products with no nutritional information have been removed
• Some dairy products contain lactose, a naturally occurring sugar, as well as added sugar so information about lactose is not listed in the food database. If you’re consuming dairy products like milk, yoghurt or cheese, just remember that there is roughly 1 teaspoon of natural lactose sugar per 100 grams, so any more than that is going to be added sugar.
• Too much sugar is one aspect of a bigger nutritional picture for poor diet
That Sugar App is developed by Madman Production Company (the team behind That Sugar Film) in partnership with The George Institute for Global Health
For more information about That Sugar App and answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.thatsugarfilm.com/that-sugar-app and http://thatsugarfilm.com/app/faq/
For more information about That Sugar Film, the documentary that inspired That Sugar App, please visit www.thatsugarfilm.com
The nutritional information in this app has been developed and reviewed by health professionals and to the best of their knowledge is current and based on reputable sources of evidence at the time of publishing. The database also contains products sourced from the NUTTAB 2010 database published by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). Any reference to a brand name product contained in NUTTAB 2010 is not to be taken as an authoritative statement of the composition of that product, due to changes in formulation that may have occurred since the FSANZ data were generated. If you require current data on a specific branded product you should contact the manufacturer of that product.
Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the data, no warranty of this accuracy is provided. All users, especially those with special dietary requirements or food sensitivities, should assess the accuracy and relevance of this information for their personal circumstances. The information should be used as a guide only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. The George Institute and Madman are not liable for any loss or damage you suffer arising out of the use of or reliance on the information, except that which cannot be excluded by law. We recommend that you consult your doctor or other qualified health professional if you have questions or concerns about your, or your family’s health.
Many thanks to all our users who have provided invaluable feedback since we launched the app