Food Unit

How Much Sugar?

Introduce ways kids can eat healthy by limiting the amount of sugar they consume. Help them learn how to choose foods and drinks to fuel their body and brain.

Girl deciding between an apple or a cookie Girl deciding between candy and an apple

Introduction


Lesson 1: Tips for Kids to Make Nutritious Food Choices

Show kids that different foods and drinks contain different amounts of sugar.

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Lesson 2: Helping Kids Learn About Food Labels

Read nutrition labels to know how much natural and added sugars are inside what we eat and drink. 

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Lesson 3: Peek at Your Drink

Look at the label to find out how much sugar is in what you drink.

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Lesson 4: What's Your Snack?

Kids learn how to make nutritious snack choices by comparing the sugar content of snack foods.

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Lesson 5: Ways Kids Can Choose Healthy Snacks and Drinks

Kids show what they know about healthy snack and drink choices to help others make healthy choices too!

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Introduction

We make choices about what to eat and drink every day. The lessons in this unit will help kids strengthen their decision-making skills as they learn to read nutrition labels to identify snacks and drinks low in added sugar. 


Lesson 1: Tips for Kids to Make Nutritious Food Choices

Show kids that different foods and drinks contain different amounts of sugar.

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Lesson 2: Helping Kids Learn About Food Labels

Read nutrition labels to know how much natural and added sugars are inside what we eat and drink. 

Go to Lesson

Lesson 3: Peek at Your Drink

Look at the label to find out how much sugar is in what you drink.

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Lesson 4: What's Your Snack?

Kids learn how to make nutritious snack choices by comparing the sugar content of snack foods. 

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Lesson 5: Ways Kids Can Choose Healthy Snacks and Drinks

Kids show what they know about healthy snack and drink choices to help others make healthy choices too! 

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