One Sweet App
How much sugar is too much? And what does all that sugar look like?
At Sugar Coated, we don’t just want to tell a great story. We want to be a part of moving the needle. So, we’ve come out with Canada’s first tracker of free sugar:
ONE SWEET APP for iPhone/iPad
It’s a sugar tracker that tells you how much sugar is in your food, count how many teaspoons of sugar you actually eat, and build Canada’s first nutrition database with free sugar calculations.
What’s free sugar? Think of added sugar, but with all the other stuff you didn’t know you were supposed to be worried about: juices, purees, concentrates, honey and all syrups. The stuff that’s now in 74% of our packaged foods, but that our nutrition label does NOT explain.
There is currently no information available to Canadians on the amount of free sugar hiding in packaged foods.
The good news is that you can do something about it!
We’re putting out a national CALL TO ACTION. Scan products into our App and we will make publicly available the free sugar content of those foods. It’s a crowdsourcing campaign that doesn’t want your money. It wants your bar codes.
This is how it works:
DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR FREE
SCAN THE BARCODE OF A PACKAGED FOOD to check if it’s in our database, and if not:
FOLLOW THE 4 EASY STEPS!
Our nutrition team will calculate the free sugar and get foods available for tracking as quickly as they can. We’re all working toward getting a clearer Nutrition Facts table from the government, but in the meantime, what are we waiting for? Help us get this information out to the public now.
The truth is, we’re not supposed to eat more than 12 teaspoons of free sugar a day, and capping it off at 6 teaspoons is even better. It’s what the World Health Organization and the Heart & Stroke Foundation say, and it’s what we’re saying, too.
One Sweet App is brought to you by the makers of Sugar Coated, the documentary. It’s developed by Plank, in collaboration with the University of Toronto, Department of Nutritional Sciences. It’s produced with the participation of the TELUS Fund and TVO, in association with the Canada Media Fund.
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