Currently in my second-last semester of my university career, I embarked on a social issues project for a Communications class about sugar.
Check out this fact:
How scary is that?
I was inspired to begin this project after a weight loss journey last year that had me analyzing how many calories and how much sugar I was eating. I’m still not a health nut, but I realized that labels on food products were confusing, impossible to read, and truly unhelpful.
Research led me to hard-hitting documentaries and facts about how our Canadian health regulator has failed to take into account the role of sugar on increasing health risks including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
“Let’s Uncover Sugar” will hopefully bring more light to the issue and inspire people to be more aware about their dietary sugar consumption.
The goals of this project are:
1. To continue educating consumers about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption
2. To get policymakers to create clear, transparent, and helpful guidelines regarding the amount of sugar on food product labels
On my website, “Let’s Uncover Sugar”, I also teach you how to figure out how much sugar is actually in your food. Read below to find out:
Hidden sugar in foods is what’s scaring me the most. Even by trying to stay away from fizzy drinks, candy, ice cream, etc., we are consuming huge amounts of sugar in foods that are marketed as healthy due to the fact that food labels are not telling us what we need to know.
Take away fact: Engage in Sugar Awareness!
To find out more or sign the petition that calls Health Canada to get their act together, go to: letsuncoversugar.com