The SugarScience multimedia gallery includes videos and graphics produced by the SugarScience team, as well as materials developed by our partners and other external organizations. These can be shared on social media, incorporated into presentations or used by news media to augment articles on the impact of sugar on health. When using, please cite the source, as listed below.
Videos from the SugarScience team.
Fruit Water (1:53)
Water is the one of the healthiest and most refreshing drinks. It has zero calories, no added sugar, and tastes great. In this video, you will learn about easy ways to add natural flavor to water using simple ingredients on hand in your refrigerator, freezer, or garden. Instead of loading up on sugary drinks, enjoy these tasty and healthy flavored waters instead.
Dr. Dean Schillinger, 2016 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards (3:57)
Can performance poetry help prevent Type 2 diabetes? Dr. Dean Schillinger thinks it’s a promising start. As founder of the Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, Schillinger has a track record of health innovations. He created a multilingual telephone self-care system for diabetes. He also elevated the importance of making sure that low-income patients have a primary care doctor — dramatically reducing hospitalizations. Today, he’s developing a curriculum program to improve communication between clinicians and patients who lack health literacy.
Share the Love, Share the water! (2:57)
For many families, life is a little too sweet. Popular drinks like soda, sports drinks and chocolate milk have lots of sugar, which can lead to serious negative health outcomes like diabetes and dental caries. In this video, families will learn how to avoid the sugar in popular beverages by choosing to drink the most refreshing, inexpensive and life-sustaining drink in the world: water! So share the love, share the water. http://waterinschools.org/
What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body? (4:02)
Sugar Scientist Kimber Stanhope, PhD, explains how the effects of consuming fructose from soda starts in the liver and from there, sets off a chain of responses in the body, which can contribute to metabolic syndrome.
US proposes stricter regulations on sugary drinks (3:04)
After a ban on partially hydrogenated oils, advertisements in San Francisco for sugary drinks with no nutritional value will bear a message saying they can contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Sugar Science: Too much sweet in what you eat. (1:04)
Recent research tells us that the average American is consuming three times more sugar than is recommended, leading to more cases of type two diabetes and obesity
Sugar Panel Discussion at UCSF (54:50)
SugarScientists appear at the UCSF Health Fair to answer questions about sugar consumption and the hazard of added sugar in food.
Sugar hidden in plain sight (1:34)
In the near future, the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods will have a new look and more information. UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how this will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.
Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda? (1:26)
Should people be worried about how much fruit they're eating? Dr. Kimber Stanhope, a Nutritional biologist at UC Davis, walks us through the science. FEATURING: Kimber Stanhope, Nutritional biologist, UC Davis
Sugar: The Bitter Truth (90 Minutes)
Robert H. Lustig, MD, on the SugarScientist team, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.
Mobilizing Youth to Speak Out on Sugar and Diabetes (5:43)
The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, directed by SugarScientist Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS, engages directly with local communities to help translate research findings into better health. This video is part of The Bigger Picture project, a program through the Center that gives youth a forum in which to speak out about diabetes.
Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight (4:03)
SugarScientist team member Robert H. Lustig, MD, decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.
SugarScience Spot (:30)
Public Service Announcement (30 seconds) on the impact of sugar on our health.
Behind The Bigger Picture Campaign (7:04)
The Bigger Picture is a collaboration between Youth Speaks and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes.
As SugarScience grows, we will be sharing examples of how our partners have used the materials on this site to reach their own communities. If you have a campaign you'd like to share, please email us.