Empower Your Family to Reduce Sugar

Most parents don’t realize just how much sugar and sweeteners have crept into their children’s diets and the many ways this impacts their growth and development. Sugarproof gives parents the tools to raise kids who self-regulate sugar and enjoy the pleasures of good food and good health. 

Sugarproof – The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk and What You Can Do book

Sugarproof Provides Simple and Sustainable Solutions

Most of us know that sugar can wreak havoc on adult bodies, but few realize how uniquely harmful it can be for children. The damage can begin early in life, resulting in fatty liver disease, prediabetes, obesity and elevated risk for eventual heart disease, not to mention behavioral, emotional, and learning problems.

Sugarproof busts myths about the various types of sugars and sweeteners and helps families identify and replace highly sweetened foods and drinks in their diets. Sugarproof is not about eliminating all sugar but instead is focused on realistic family-based solutions to reduce sugar consumption to a healthy level. 

With a 7-day and a 28-day challenge to help families right-size sugar, along with many simple strategies and recipes without added sugars or sweeteners, Sugarproof teaches parents to raise informed and empowered kids who can set their own healthy limits without feeling restricted.

“Dr. Goran is one of the nation’s most highly respected researchers and authorities on childhood obesity prevention”

Dr. David Ludwig
Author, Always Hungry?

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Part 1

Your Child on Sugar

We examine why kids are especially vulnerable in today’s high sugar food environment. We will help you understand the different types of sugars as well as low calorie sweeteners and explain how they can affect growing minds and bodies, both in the short and long term. 

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Part 2

Sugarproof Your Family

We introduce the strategies you will need to successfully reduce sugars to a healthy level. We also provide step-by-step details for a 7-day and a 28-day plan to rightsize sugar. A Sugarproof child is one who can still enjoy sweet treats, but knows how to avoid overdoing it.

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Part 3

The Sugarproof Kitchen

We provide strategies and tips for creating a Sugarproof kitchen, including getting the kids involved in cooking. We provide 39 new recipes without any added sugar or sweeteners that are guided by our principles of simplicity, versatility and flexibility.  


“How and what we feed our children is of the utmost importance. In this digestible book, Emily and Michael deftly illuminate the nature of sugar in our world today, and what role it should play in a child’s diet — it is essential reading for parents, educators, and eaters alike.”

Alice Waters, chef, author, and Founder of the Edible Schoolyard

“Obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease are now epidemic and the sugars we consume are the most likely cause of all of these. Sugars are hidden in virtually every processed food and constitute far and away our major dietary addiction. Even those of us who try to restrict sugar can be easily fooled by sugars hidden in foods that we buy. Families desperately need a guide like Sugarproof to help identify these hidden sugars and provide thoughtful and workable tools on how to reduce sugar to a reasonable and safe level.”

Gary Taubes, author of The Case Against Sugar


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Sugarproof busts myths about the various types of sugars and sweeteners, helps families identify sneaky sources of sugar in their diets, and suggests realistic, family-based solutions to reduce sugar consumption and therefore protect kids. Sugarproof isn’t about quitting sugar entirely. It’s about becoming less reliant on sweet foods and drinks as daily staples. Sugarproof offers a realistic and straightforward approach, teaching parents to raise informed and empowered kids who can set their own healthy limits without feeling restricted. Give your family a healthy reset. Available now!

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