Kids learn to recharge their energy by tracking sleep hours and learning to relax throughout the day instead of drinking sugary beverages and energy drinks.
Kids learn to recharge their energy by getting enough sleep and relaxing throughout the day as opposed to drinking sugary beverages and energy drinks.
Q: Did you know that 1 can of soda can have as many as 10 teaspoons of sugar in it?
A: Nutrition experts recommend that kids limit their added sugar to 6 teaspoons or less per day. A can of soda has more added sugar than your body needs in a day! And, by the way, that's more (in the soda) than the amount of sugar in 2 scoops of ice cream!
Here are some things to know about how recharge and food are connected:
This activity will help you learn about what foods give you the best fuel for your day. The activity is similar to “capture the flag” except you are capturing Food Activity Cards.
Q: I decided to drink an energy drink because I felt tired and wanted to recharge. Am I making a healthy choice? Show a thumbs up for yes, and a thumbs down for no.
A: Thumbs down! Drinking an energy drink, or eating anything with a lot of sugar (red-light foods), will not recharge your energy. If you are thirsty, drink some water. If you really are hungry, choose a green-light food, then do a recharge activity.
Being thirsty is your body's way of asking for water. Track how many times you feel thirsty in a day and how many ounces of water you drink.
Time: 10 Minutes
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