Join Berkeley in becoming the most sugar savvy university!
Be sugar savvy, eat healthier, and feel better! Did you know that excess added sugar is linked to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and more? Be Well at Work -- Wellness Program (formerly known as Health*Matters) is collaborating with several campus partners on a Sugar Savvy Campaign to reach faculty, staff, and students.
Most individuals are consuming 20 or more teaspoons of added sugar a day, more than double the recommended maximum of 6 tsp (100 calories) for women and 9 tsp (150 calories) for men. Take this 21-Day Sugar Savvy Challenge to help you kick the sugar habit and feel better, too!
This challenge has ended - however, you can use these resources at any time to take a self-guided Sugar Savvy Challenge! Available to all. Learn more.
15-Minute Presentations for Staff Meetings
For faculty and staff
Scheduled by request.
A condensed, 15-minute version of the Sugar Savvy Webinar, ideal for staff meetings. This presentation includes:
- Interactive activity to gauge individual's sugar consumption
- Mini poster with an action plan and resources
- "I am Sugar Savvy!" key chain or button
- Information about other Be Well at Work programs
Request a presentation by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 643-4646
School of Public Health: Expert Panel
Tue, Feb 23, 2016; 5:10-6:10pm
Morgan Hall Auditorium (room 101)
Kristine Madsen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition
School of Public Health
Lauren D’Annibale and Kristin Cheng
Tang Health Worker Program
John Swartzberg, MD, FACP - Moderator
Clinical Professor, Emeritus
School of Public Health
Chair, Editorial Board
UC Berkeley Wellness Letter
Hosted by UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Sugar Savvy Photovoice
Wed, Feb 24, 2016; 11am-2pm
Sproul Plaza, by Sather Gate
The Tang Health Workers tabled on Sproul to share their photovoice project and present an interactive activity. They also posted healthy tips in their living centers and continue to present their photovoice project to various groups on campus.
Take the Sugar Savvy Pledge at Crossroads
Thu, Feb 25, 2016; 5-8 PM
Crossroads Dining Commons
The Student Nutrition Advocacy Club tabled in Crossroads dining commons to promote the Sugar Savvy pledge and show off the new infused water station.
Sugar Savvy Day
Mon, Feb 29, 2016
Faculty, staff, students, and friends and family were encouraged to take the pledge to be sugar savvy on this day, in whatever way they chose! Ideas included:
- Drink more water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages
- Start the day with a savory breakfast, such as savory oatmeal, egg and avocado sandwich, toast with almond butter
- Read labels for the many names for added sugar within the ingredient list on packaged foods
- Enjoy seasonal fruit after lunch or dinner rather than dessert with added sugar
- Eliminate or reduce the amount of sugar added to your coffee or tea
- If you're really motivated -- for this one day, avoid eating or drinking any added sugar.
Mon, Feb 29. 2016; 12:15-1:15pm
Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business
Is sugar toxic? UCSF neuroendocrinologist Dr. Lustig presents his answer to this question in a presentation to kick off the 2016 UC Berkeley Sugar Savvy Campaign, which includes a one-day pledge, a 21-Day Challenge, and other activities.
Dr. Lustig's many accomplishments and roles include:
- UCSF Pediatric Endocrinologist
- Lecturer of Sugar: The Bitter Truth with more than 6 million YouTube views
- Author of the NY Times Bestseller, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease
- Board President and Founder of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition
Websites & Mobile Apps
Sugar Savvy Webinar (45 minutes), under Recorded Webinars
Cravings & Habits
Added Sugar & Health
Food & Drink