Sugar Shocker

This Sugar Shocker handout & reference also includes:

A well-balanced meal is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Support healthy living with a activity that focuses on the amount of sugar we find in our food. The packet begins with an overview, then goes into an activity in which scholars read and compare nutrition labels to choose the least amount of sugar. A smoothie recipe concludes the activity, as well as an activity that requires pupils to match food items to their proper food group. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite class members to bring in a boxed food item from home to compare its nutrition label with others
  • Invite a food-service professional to speak to the class about nutrition and sugar
Classroom Considerations

  • The pages look best printed in color 
  • Take food allergies into consideration before bringing in food 
Pros

  • Provides healthy tips for pupils and parents or guardians 
  • Graphics are engaging 
Cons

  • None