Nutrition Education Resources With SugarByHalf

Healthy eating and the impact of sugar

The different units help students to identify and understand the science of sugar, its impact on their body and the social and economic influences on their own food choices.

Why it's important

The World Health Organisation says that for good health, we should limit our daily added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day. On average, Australians consume 14-16 teaspoons per day. Teenagers consume more than 20. Eating too much added sugar is a key driver of serious health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, dementia and mental health conditions. A poor diet also puts children behind their peers, affecting brain development, sleep and ability to learn.

Early Learning and Primary

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SugarByHalf - Guardians of the Gums

  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 3
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • The Arts
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health

With thanks to our partners

SugarbyHalf logo

A not-for-profit organisation, SugarByHalf promote action to reduce sugar-related diseases so that Australians live better, stronger and healthier lives.

Australian Dental Association Logo

As well as representing dentists, the Australian Dental Association (ADA). engages in health promotion and education with one of the main objectives of the ADA being to encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public.

Filter your Future Logo

Filter Your Future guides children towards positive lifestyle choices to reduce the impact of preventable chronic diseases on future generations.