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Sugar education

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

Brian Cox looks into where sugar originally came from and talks to a sugar historian about when it arrived in Britain. Taken from Addicted To Pleasure


Sugar - the elephant in the kitchen: Robert Lustig at TEDxBermuda 2013

Robert H. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.


Sugar...it's not so sweet | Calgary Avansino | TEDxMoorgate

20% of all 10 year olds in the UK are obese, and another 15% are classed as overweight. Scientists believe that ten years from now, between 20% to 50% of the entire world's population will be classified as obese. In this passionate talk, Calgary informs and inspires us to make better choices, in a way that will resonate with you for a long time to come. This talk will resonate with you for long after you watch it as Calgary inspires you to make better choices.


This Is Your Brain On Sugar | Amy Reichelt | TEDxYouth@Sydney

 As a neuroscientist, Amy is fascinated with how our brains control our behaviours in our dynamic and changing world. Things we eat, like junk food also affect our brain. Dopamine is released when we eat junk foods, this makes us feel good and crave more, but we risk becoming sugar dependant. Amy is an Australian Research Council Research Fellow and lecturer at RMIT University. Her research seeks to explore how the brain controls our behaviour and understanding the mechanisms by which our experiences in the environment can shape our responses to events.


Society's Sweet Tooth... the Brain's Response to Sugar | Amanda Maracle | TEDxQueensU

Normally, when we think of addiction the image of an alcoholic or someone that is a drug addict pops into our heads. That is what society tells us and that is what we have been lead to believe. However, what if you could be addicted to sugar? What if sugar, in high doses, had similar effects on your brain chemistry as cocaine? What is everything you thought about addiction was actually wrong? Amanda will explore these questions and highlight why we should rethink the way we define addiction within our society.

Where Did Sugar Come From? - Addicted To Pleasure - BBC


Sugar Smart is a campaign by food charity Sustain working with UK councils, businesses, institutions and other sectors to help reduce overconsumption of sugar in their local areas. Sugar Smart was the feature campaign of the Sustainable Food Cities Network in 2017-2018

Change4Life was launched in 2009 as part of a national ambition set out in the government's Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives (2008).
Its purpose has been to inspire a social movement, through which government, the NHS, local authorities, businesses, charities, schools, families and community leaders can all play a part in improving children's diets and physical activity level.

Action on Sugar comprises leading expert advisors who have been striving to commit the government to releasing an evidenced-based childhood obesity strategy and to ensure that it is then implemented effectively.


Sugar reduction: progress between 2015 and 2018.


That Sugar Movement is a profit-for-purpose organisation committed to helping individuals live and feel better through a balanced lifestyle and eating habits, the result of resounding support for That Sugar Film across more than 20 countries around the world. Recognised as a leading advocate for healthy eating and a global platform for development and sharing of techniques, tools and the need for change.