PUBLISHED18 Mar 2019

That Sugar Film


Discover the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. Recommended for Health & Physical Education, Design and Technologies students in Years 5-10.


THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

Director Damon Gameau
Producer Damon Gameau, Nick Batzias & Rory Williamson
Year 2014
Duration 90-minute
Rating PG – Mild themes, coarse language and naturalistic nudity


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Education Overview

THAT SUGAR FILM presents the facts about sugar in an entertaining and accessible way. The film provides ideal stimulus material for teachers wanting to explore food and nutrition in Years 5-10.

The School Action Toolkit is a suite of resources crafted around That Sugar Film and That Sugar Book to educate and raise awareness about sugar consumption within primary and secondary school settings. Developed in collaboration with curriculum experts, the Toolkit is a one-stop shop that walks schools through a process for implementing sustainable change and provides practical tools to help engage the whole school community.

We are delighted to be working with Bupa, our Health and Care Partner for the School Action Toolkits and Schools Outreach program. The Toolkit consists of:

• That Sugar Film on DVD

• That Sugar Book Study Guide (Years 5-10)

• 10 x short segments of the film for teachers to use

• Action Planning Guide Posters, handouts and worksheets for the classroom or home

• Digital materials and tools

Educational Resources

Year Level Recommended for Years 5-10
Subjects Health & Physical Education, Design and Technologies
Topics Food & Nutrition; Health & Wellbeing; Primary, Secondary

That Sugar Film’s School Action Toolkit

That Sugar Film’s Early Learning Toolkit