# Sugar Savvy Students - Three Days of Activities (Grades 6-8)

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3 WORKSHEET 1 Sweet Ain t Cheap Soda Self Assessment a. How often do I (or my family) drink soda? b.how often do I (or my family) buy soda? c.how much does it cost? d.how do you feel about your responses to questions #1-3? Did your answers surprise you? How Much Money Is Spent on Soda? Information: One 12-ounce can of soda costs about \$1.10 at the corner store There are 365 days in a year There are 4 calories in 1 gram of sugar One teaspoon of sugar is equal to 4 grams Questions: 1. If you drank one 12-ounce can of soda each day for a year, how much money would you have spent at the end of three years? 2. If you drank two 12-ounce cans of soda each day for three years, how much money would you have spent?

4 WORKSHEET 2 How Many Calories from Sugar? Information: One 12-ounce can of soda costs about \$1.10 at the corner store There are 365 days in a year There are 4 calories in 1 gram of sugar One teaspoon of sugar is equal to 4 grams Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 Can Amount Per Serving Calories 140 % Daily Value * Total Fat 0g 0% Sodium 50mg 2% Total Carbohydrates 35g 13% Sugars 35g Protein 0g Questions: 1. Looking at this sample soda label, how many calories come from sugar? 2. If you drank one can of soda each day for a year, how many calories would you take in from soda? 3. If you drank one can of soda each day for a year, how many teaspoons of sugar would you take in from soda? 4. What are some potential negative health effects of consuming so many extra calories from added sugar?

5 WORKSHEET 3 How Sweet It Is Exercise: Look at the chart of various drinks in the Soda Free Summer Brochure. 1. Based on the common serving sizes you see on the chart, a. Which drink has the most sugar? b. Which drink has the least sugar? 2. Drinks come in all different sizes. Often, we may not realize how much sugar we are actually taking in per ounce of liquid. What if these drink containers were all 20-ounces. Which would have the most sugar? Which would have the least sugar? Do the math! Calculation Example: 16 ounces of Kool-Aid has 8 teaspoons of sugar. Step 1: 20 ounce Kool-Aid = 1.25 multiplier 16 ounce Kool-Aid Step 2: 1.25 X 8 teaspoons of sugar = 10 teaspoons of sugar ounce Orange Drink = 16 ounce Orange Drink 20 ounce Sweetened Tea Drink 16 ounce Sweetened Tea Drink 20 ounce Big Pouch ounce Big Pouch a. Which drink has the most sugar? b. Besides water, which drink has the least sugar? c. Are your surprised by these findings? 3. A 16 ounce can of Rockstar Energy Drink has 16 teaspoons of sugar. How does it compare with an 8 ounce can of Red Bull Energy Drink with 7 teaspoons of sugar? How do they compare with Cola? 4. What can YOU do to Rethink Your Drink and how will this benefit your health?

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