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ReThink Your Drink and Harvest of the Month Network Staff Development
Our Funder This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call For important nutrition information, visit
Network Goals 1.Eat more fruits and vegetables. 2.Increase Physical Activity. 3.Decrease sugary beverages and increase healthy beverage consumption, mainly water.
4 Why Teach Nutrition?
5 Healthy Children Make Better Learners! Increased concentration Improved math, reading, and writing test scores Reduced susceptibility to stress Reduced disruptive behaviors Fewer absences due to illness
6 6 Choose MyPlate “Menu” of Selected Consumer Messages 1.Balancing calories 2.Foods to increase 3.Foods to reduce
ReThink Your Drink Think about what you drink
88 WE ARE EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR! How much sugar do you think the average American eats in one year?
99 ANSWER: Almost 175 pounds a year…which is about half a pound of sugar a day!Almost 175 pounds a year…which is about half a pound of sugar a day! 1/2 pound = 57 tsp of sugar per day Extra calories from sugar leads to weight gain, obesity, and can contribute to serious health problems such as diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease.
10 RE-THINK YOUR DRINK! “Where is all this sugar coming from?” Manufacturers add extra sugar because consumers like the taste. Most commonly in sodas, juice, and punch. To find out, start by reading the Nutritional Facts label.
11 Calculate that Sugar How many teaspoons of sugar are in a 20oz cola? 4 gram = 1 teaspoon sugar 65 grams 4 grams = ? 17 teaspoons sugar
12 How Much Sugar is in that Bottle? This is what 17 teaspoons of sugar looks like…. would you put this much sugar in your coffee? Drink a 20-ounce soda a day and gain an extra 25 pounds in a year!
13 Think about this: Physical Activity…. How long do you think you would have to walk to burn off 240 excess calories (from a 20oz soda)?
14 ANSWER: Walk at a moderate speed for ONE HOUR! So …now…don’t you want to re-think your drink?
15 SUGAR HAS MANY DISGUISES! Sugar comes in many forms. Here are some common words for sugar listed: Barley MaltHigh Fructose Corn Syrup Brown SugarHoney Cane SugarMaltodextrin Corn SyrupMolasses DextroseMaple Syrup FructosePowdered Sugar GlucoseRaw Sugar Sucrose
16 Who Needs Sport Drinks and Vitamin Waters?
17 Who Needs Sport Drinks and Vitamin Water? People who exercise 60 minutes or more. Most exercise lasting less than 60 minutes will not result in severe carbohydrate and electrolyte depletion. If you do less than 60 minutes of PA, sports drinks will provide calories, sugar and sodium that your body does not need.
18 Tips for Lowering Sugar Intake Here are four tips: 1.Limit added sugar as much as possible. Eat fresh, whole foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables, and stay away from processed and packaged foods. 2.Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Try replacing at least one sugary drink with water everyday. You can add a slice of orange, lemon or cucumber for zero calories and lots of flavor % fruit juice in limited amounts– not more than ½ cup a day. 4.Have unsweetened iced or hot tea or mineral water. Get regular physical activity everyday—30-60 minutes is optimal.
19 Flavored Water Recipes Cucumber Lemon Water –1 quart of water –¼ cucumber, sliced –1 slice of lemon Strawberry Water –1 quart water –2 sliced strawberries Minted Citrus Water –1 quart water –3 large mint leaves, chopped –3 slices of lime
20 Remember: one small change will make a big difference. If the only change you make is drinking one less 20-ounce soda or sweetened beverage per day for a year, it’s possible to lose up to 25 pounds! Added sugar is everywhere… Be Sugar Savvy!!! Know how to find it; know how to limit it and know how to replace it with healthy options.
21 ReThink Your Drink Lessons Learning Objectives Students will: 1.Learn the effects of excessive sugar consumption on overall health. 2.Use Nutrition Facts to compare and to contrast sugar content in a variety of beverages. 3.Measure the amount of sugar in beverages and discuss the results. *Meet CA Ed Content Standards & CA Nutrition Ed Competencies
22 Complete worksheet one: how much sugar? 1. Calculate total number of sugar (in teaspoons) for each of the three beverages. 2. Count the total amount of sugar cubes for each beverage. 3. Place the drinks in order from lowest in sugar to highest. ReThink Your Drink Lesson
23 How Much Sugar? Discussion Were you surprised by the amount of sugar in certain drinks? Which drinks were the highest in sugar? Which drinks were the lowest in sugar? Compare these findings to the 100% orange juice. Which beverages offer more or less nutrients?
24 ReThink Your Drink Key Messages Drink water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages (e.g. sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit drinks). Choose from a variety of healthy drink options such as: water, fat free milk, 100% fruit juice, or unsweetened tea, or coffee Use the Nutrition Facts label to choose foods with less total sugar. Use the Ingredient List to choose foods with little or no added sugars.
ReThink Your Drink Resource ReThink Your Drink High School Lessons These lessons can be adapted for use by all grade levels. This document is posted on the Network for a Healthy California—LAUSD website,
Harvest of the Month
28 Link to California Language Arts and English Language Development Content Standards Literature Links - Suggested Books Taste Testing - Sensory chart/ Bubble map Student Sleuths - Compare Nutrition Facts labels for 100% grapefruit juice and another juice drink. (Hint: Use similar serving sizes.) Describe the nutrient differences. Make a list of the ingredients in both. Do an activity to demonstrate the difference in teaspoons of added sugar for a juice drink. Cooking in the classroom - Flow maps Ex: Grapefruit Salsa
29 Sample Thinking Maps
30 Link to California Math Content Standards Cooking in the classroom –Recipe calculation Ex: Avo Salsa –How much do I need? Measurements – MyPlate Recommendations –Taste Testing Graphing – Opinion Chart
31 Link to California Math Content Standards Nutrition Facts -Using the label -Determine serving size -Compute total calories -Learning units of measurement
32 Using HOTM “Home Grown Facts” for Graphing
35 FOOD SAFETY Review the HOTM Newsletter and plan how to use the produce in your classroom. Plan to use produce within 24 hours. Cafeteria personnel cannot store produce. Upon receipt of produce, open the box and check the produce. Participants should notify their Lead Teacher immediately of any problems.
36 When cooking in the Classroom…. Model / Practice Personal Hygiene: –Wash hands –Restrain hair –Wear protective covering, such as an apron
37 When cooking in the Classroom…. Food Preparation: –Wash produce –Before and after: wash food prep area/utensils –Prior knowledge / skill set
38 Goals of Harvest of the Month The goals of the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program are to motivate and empower students to eat more fruits and vegetables and to enjoy physical activity every day. In our efforts to motivate students to make healthy choices, the HOTM program allows students to taste and explore the different California-grown fruits and vegetables featured each month.