ere’s a fun visual to start your day! Sugar and Soda! Sometimes an image does more to move a cause than words. Over the holidays we had a few family and neighborhood parties.
sugar and soda
As usual, I bought too many bottles of soda (and chips). With the kids still home over Christmas break, I was mindlessly reading the calories on the soda bottle. I drink diet, but from what I read, it is just as bad. My kids don’t drink much, but if soda is in the house it will be consumed.
And, I thought what if I had a sugar and soda visual to show my kids. Just a few restaurant size sodas can add up to CUPS of sugar. I decided a sugar and soda visual would be more productive than a lecture!
So here are the calculations I found online. Calculations vary a little by source, but even conservative estimates are shocking at best:
- 12 ounce can= 41 grams of sugar
- 4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon
- Divide 41/4 grams= 10 teaspoons of sugar per 12 ounce can (approximately)
If you haven’t made a new year resolution, evaluating your sugar and soda with a visual might be a great way to start! You in?