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Do you know how much sugar is in your drink? A Rethink Your Drink campaign is a great way to teach kids about the amount of sugar that can be found in commonly consumed beverages, as well as their impact on health. Encouraging kids to rethink their drink challenges them to make healthy beverage choices and consume more water.
Activities such as these help students explore…
Self-Awareness and Responsible Decision Making: Children may be able to recognize the overconsumption of sugary drinks as a problem, but they may not see how it affects them personally. For children to develop healthy habits they have to learn how to identify problems, analyze solutions, and reflect on choices. A rethink your drink campaign can teach children the skills they need to make positive decisions for their own health, helping them to develop further self-confidence and self-efficacy. Increasing children’s self-awareness helps them to better recognize how our bodies feel when we are dehydrated or consume too much sugar.
Involve children as much as possible! When conducting Hidden Sugar Demonstrations, let students guess how much sugar is in each drink or measure the number of teaspoons of sugar in each beverage.
Remember, 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar is equivalent to 4 grams of sugar.
Encourage children to drink water first when thirsty.
Serve water, 4-6 ounces of 100% fruit juice or low/non-fat milk at celebrations and events.
Ask parent volunteers to chop fruits for an infused water taste test.
Have volunteers reach out to local businesses to donate reusable water bottles.
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