Use THAT SUGAR APP to calculate the amount of sugar you are consuming. This easy to use tool converts the total sugar in everyday food and beverage products to ‘teaspoons’ that can be added to a daily tally to help you monitor and moderate your sugar intake.
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THAT SUGAR APP allows you to find and add products by ‘Scanning’ the barcode or by looking up products and common café/takeaway menu items using the ‘Search’ function. If you like to add sugar to your hot beverages or use it in your cooking, the ‘Manual’ function allows you to include this sugar in your daily tally.
You can also set a personal ‘sugar challenge’ to help you track and moderate the amount of teaspoons you are having in a day, week or month. From here you can share you progress with friends and family on Facebook, to inspire them to explore how much sugar they are consuming and reduce their own intake.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO BEAR IN MIND WHEN USING THAT SUGAR APP:
- Be aware of ‘hidden’ sugars
- Focus on reducing the ‘added’ sugar in your diet
- Don’t remove the ‘natural’ sugar found in whole fruit, veg and dairy
- Many foods marketed as ‘healthy’ are actually high in sugar
- The #1 health risk for Australians is now poor diet
- Sugar is one aspect of a bigger nutritional picture
For more information, including technical requirements and tips on how to get the most out of the App, please visit our App FAQs.
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Through our partnership with The George Institute for Global Health, THAT SUGAR APP is powered by their extensive database of food and drink products, which includes about 90% of food that is available at most major supermarkets. We have also included a selection of product information from the NUTTAB 2010 database (published by Food Standards Australia New Zealand).
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.
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