Added sugar is present in 74% of all packaged foods sold in supermarkets.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), added sugars are “sugars and syrups that are added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared."
Added sugars are much more deceptive, in that they are often not called as sugar in the ingredient list. Insidiously, they are quite often present in many of the products you thought did not contain any sugar.
ALL IN TEASPOONS
SugAR Poke tells you the number of teaspoons of added sugar contained in the entire product. Easy,-to-understand units, no calculations necessary!
SIMPLY USE YOUR SMARTPHONE
Look at a product through your phone's camera, and SugAR Poke will tell you instantly how much added sugar it contains!
The black label that pops in your screen as you watch this Kraft salad dressing tells you they are 32 teaspoons of added sugar in this bottle.
GREEN & BLACK LABEL SYSTEM
A green label means no added sugar--helping you reduce health risks associated with hidden sugar, according to current research. A black label means added sugar, with the number of teaspoons of added sugar indicated.
FIND THE GREEN LABELS
SugAR Poke empowers you to make healthier food choices by catching green labels and reducing your added sugar intake.
This version of SugAR Poke is a FREE demo for iPhone and Android users. It is currently programmed to only detect a select number of salad dressings and granola.
The demo currently contains 477 products of the salad dressing, granola, and yogurt in the country.
List of Salad Dressings, Granola and Yogurt Brands Covered:
Here is the complete list of all the brands of salad dressings, granola and yogurt on the app:
-Hidden Valley Dressing
-Newman’s Own Dressing
-Go Raw Organic Live Granola Granola
-Nature's Path Granola
-Grandy Oats Granola
-Greek Gods Yogurt
-Green Mountain Creamery
-Maple Hill Creamery
-Organics Happy Family
-Redwood Hill Farm
-Saint Benoit Creamery
-Seven Stars Farm
-Skyr Icelandic provisions
-The Chia Co.
-Whole Food Market
-Green Valley Creamery
-Straus Family Creamery
-Sierra Nevada Cheese Company
GOAL AND EXPANSION
EChO believes that this app is one of the first steps in combating childhood obesity. We hope to expand our demo to include all of the products available in a supermarket, so that both our children and our community as a whole can live a more healthy and nutritious life.
EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, Inc. is seeking sponsors and donations to expand SugAR Poke to cover the entire processed food section of the supermarket, including your favorite flavor of yogurt.