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To assist health care professionals in advising their patients about carbohydrates, sugar and health, the SRAS team of nutritionists and dietitians have developed a range of useful, evidence based resources. All resources have been reviewed by an independent SRAS advisor or expert in a relevant field.
This information is for nutrition education purposes. In all cases of specific medical complaints and conditions please seek the advice of a trained health professional.
A journey from cane-plant to sugar bowl, looking at the milling and refining process of sugar.
Our popular infographic looking at the differences between cane sugar, agave, sugar alcohols and rice malt syrup to name a few.
Infographic explaining the role of sugar in food and drink products.
Infographic on energy content of common foods – including a breakdown of carbohydrates, fat and protein.
A guide to how portion size impacts on kilojoule content and discretionary food serves.
A snapshot of Australian's total sugars consumption from the ABS Australian Health Survey 2011-13: Nutrition First Results report
Frequently Asked Questions about sugar in relation to health.
Focusing on free sugars consumption is Australia including trends over time, average intakes across age and gender groups and the main sources in the Australian diet from the ABS Australian Health Survey: Consumption of Added Sugars report.
"NB. These resources are designed to be used in combination"
Provides key tips to health professionals on using the discretionary foods toolkit. NB. The resource is based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Provides guidance on the maximum number of additional serves of food, from all food groups, that a healthy person can have based on their gender, age, height and physical activity level. For adults and children. NB. This resource is based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Patient education brochure. A visual guide on the number of additional food serves a portion of common discretionary foods provide.