Students learn the difference between added and natural sugar in this fun game
|Description:||Students do the "sugar hop" and find out what happens when they eat too much sugar.|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of low-sugar or sugar-free foods they can have for lunch.|
|Materials:||Masking tape to create a long, straight line on the floor (if there is no clear line already)|
Sugar is a carbohydrate. It is used by the body for energy. It is a very quick energy source because it goes through the digestive system faster than other carbohydrates. Eating foods high in sugar, especially added sugar, can provide a burst of energy soon after eating them, however, the body’s energy store will quickly be low again and a person will feel slow and tired.
Students should be encouraged to eat a combination of foods that will provide them with energy over a period of time. Fruit is a good choice when students are craving sugar, as it contains sugar naturally (and has no added sugar).
High in Added Sugar:
Low in Added Sugar:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.