SugarByHalf aims to reduce by half the average amount of added sugars consumed daily by Australians.
How much sugar are Australians currently consuming?
- On average Australians consume somewhere between 14-16 teaspoons of added sugars a day.
- With a 600ml bottle of soft drink containing 16 teaspoons of sugar, if you're consuming a bottle each day that's the equivalent to consuming 23kg of sugar from soft drinks alone per year.
- The top 10% of teenage boys are consuming 38 teaspoons of sugar a day.
- 14-18 year-old boys consume an average 22 teaspoons of sugar a day.
How much should I be aiming for?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says we should be limiting our added sugar intake to 6 teaspoons per day for optimal health. Learn more about the science on our resources page.
Examples of foods and drinks containing 6 teaspoons of sugar:
- Large 60gm serve NutriGrain
- Low fat fruit yoghurt 200gm
- Glass of Coke (240mls)
- Can of Red Bull (250mls)
- 2/3 of bottle of Gatorade (400mls)
- 50mls of BBQ sauce