Title

Got A Taste For Something Sweet

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Brett DeBoer

Abstract/Artist Statement

Everyone gets a craving for something sweet. Yet, sugar in any form can lead to metabolic diseases when excessively consumed in large amounts. Sugar is often a hidden ingredient in processed foods, so overall health will benefit most from limiting consumption of all sugars. This project has raised awareness of sugar’s many forms and its influence on increased risk of metabolic diseases. The purpose is to inform our audience about choosing better alternatives for a healthier diet. Research has shown that there are not many continuous campaigns addressing the health concerns of added sugars. Added sugars are only mentioned in the ingredient list on food labels, and listed in decreasing weight order. Realizing this loophole, food companies take advantage by dividing sugars into three or four different sugar names, instead of just using one type. Placing these sugar names lower on the products’ list makes us believe that the amount of sugar in the product is smaller than it actually is; ultimately resulting in the overconsumption of sugar. This is why it is important to know the other names for sugar listed on food labels. This project has persuaded the public to recognize exactly that. Success was measured by comparing results from pre- and post-surveys. Examples of visual means that have been used for effective visual communication are implementing design solutions, color theory, and informative graphic symbols. The results created a better understanding of poor-nutrient food products in order to help the target audience make healthier choices. Any form of sugar is harmful to the body when consumed in large amounts. What makes this project different is that it has targeted a University of the Pacific student audience by informing them of these health risks, and revealing the multiple names of added sugars. The ultimate goal is a healthier diet.

Location

Reynolds Art Gallery

Start Date

25-4-2016 6:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2016 6:00 PM

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Got A Taste For Something Sweet

Reynolds Art Gallery

Everyone gets a craving for something sweet. Yet, sugar in any form can lead to metabolic diseases when excessively consumed in large amounts. Sugar is often a hidden ingredient in processed foods, so overall health will benefit most from limiting consumption of all sugars. This project has raised awareness of sugar’s many forms and its influence on increased risk of metabolic diseases. The purpose is to inform our audience about choosing better alternatives for a healthier diet. Research has shown that there are not many continuous campaigns addressing the health concerns of added sugars. Added sugars are only mentioned in the ingredient list on food labels, and listed in decreasing weight order. Realizing this loophole, food companies take advantage by dividing sugars into three or four different sugar names, instead of just using one type. Placing these sugar names lower on the products’ list makes us believe that the amount of sugar in the product is smaller than it actually is; ultimately resulting in the overconsumption of sugar. This is why it is important to know the other names for sugar listed on food labels. This project has persuaded the public to recognize exactly that. Success was measured by comparing results from pre- and post-surveys. Examples of visual means that have been used for effective visual communication are implementing design solutions, color theory, and informative graphic symbols. The results created a better understanding of poor-nutrient food products in order to help the target audience make healthier choices. Any form of sugar is harmful to the body when consumed in large amounts. What makes this project different is that it has targeted a University of the Pacific student audience by informing them of these health risks, and revealing the multiple names of added sugars. The ultimate goal is a healthier diet.