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1 Sip Smart! is an educational program that aims to teach children in grades 4 to 6 about sugary drinks and to raise their awareness of the importance of making healthy drink choices. Program adapted for the Province of Québec by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Québec Adaptation and production of this program has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada, through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; from the Public Health Agency of Canada; and from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

2 Outline Heart and Stroke Foundation overview Sip Smart! program background o Origin of the program Program overview o Teacher Resource Guide outline o Addendum outline o A few examples of activities and an interactive activity! A quick theoretical overview

3 Sip Smart! BC, a program developed in British Columbia Program developed in British Columbia with the collaboration of teachers, nutritionists and school health professionals Aims to raise the awareness of children in grades 4 to 6 of the impacts of consuming sugary drinks. The program was piloted in 230 classrooms in British Columbia in Targeting over 6,000 students Shown to be both fun and effective in encouraging students to think about, and to make, healthy drink choices.

4 Sip Smart! Adaptation for Québec Program evaluated by educational experts to ensure that it meets the Québec Education Program and the Healthy Schools approach. A pilot project was realized in 30 schools in Québec in order to validate the program’s content Improvements made to the program following recommendations made by teachers and parents after the pilot project The program was rolled out to several targeted schools throughout the province – Available in English and French – Copies available for health professionals in school settings – A training session will be offered at time of roll-out (Fall 2011)

5 Sip Smart! NB HSFNB partnered with Anglophone South School District (former 6, 8 and 10) Had SipSmart! program assessed for curriculum outcomes in Grade 4 Health, Science, Numeracy and Literacy Pilot program included 11 grade 4 classrooms Pilot timeline: Oct 2012-Feb 2013 Evaluation for teachers, students and parents Provincial Roll out in Spring of 2013 with promotions in Fall of 2013

6 Sip Smart! Program Overview Program designed for elementary school students in grades 4, 5 and 6 Objectives: To teach students in grades 4 to 6 about sugary drinks and to raise their awareness of the importance of making healthy drink choices (will be used in grade 4 classrooms in NB) The activities target two distinct levels: Level 1: recommended for grade 4 Level 2: recommended for grades 5 and 6

7 Sip Smart! Program Overview The program includes 17 activities, divided into five different lessons The program is built on nine different key messages – Each activity integrates at least one key message

8 Conveys key messages 1.Some drinks don’t fit into the four food groups in Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. 2.Sugar is a main ingredient in many popular drinks. 3.Knowing what is in drinks helps us to make healthy choices. 4.The number and size of servings we drink also affect the amount of sugar we consume. 5.Drinking sugary drinks “bumps out“ nutritious drinks. 6.Some ingredients in sugary drinks,other than sugar, such as acid and caffeine, may damage our health. 7.Drink choices can be influenced by various factors, including family, friends and the media. 8.We can decide for ourselves to make healthy drink choices. 9.Drink water – it’s always a great choice!

9 Teacher Resource Guide outline The resource guide is divided as follows: 1.Introduction Presentation of the program along with its various sections 2.Overview A summary of the suggested time required for each activity, the material needed as well as the nine key messages 3.Lessons (1 to 5) Program activities; include the activities of 5 lessons for two distinct levels Teacher resources and assessment tools available at the end of each lesson 4.Backgrounders A summary of the core information required to teach the program 5.Extensions 6.Online resources

10 Backgrounders The program includes 10 backgrounder documents They provide useful theoretical notions required to teach the program activities – It is best to read through the section before teaching the program Reference to the related backgrounder document at the beginning of the activity

11 Addendum Posters : What size is your drink ? and How much sugar is in your drink?What size is your drink ? How much sugar is in your drink? Set of 12 laminated Drink Cut-outs with nutritional information on the back Class set of the Sip smart! booklet to send home to families

12 What size is your drink?

13 How much sugar is in your drink?

14 Structure of the Teacher Guide

15 A few examples of activities... Drink Diary – Fill in three times during the program – The compilation of results (using the Drink Diary Calculator) allows students to follow their consumption of sugary drinks

16 A few examples of activities (cont’d) Caffeine Check − Lesson 3, activity 3 Egg experiment − Lesson 3, activity 4 and lesson 4 activity 2 Demonstration of results

17 A QUICK THEORETICAL OVERVIEW…

18 Did you know that… The human body is made up of approximately 65% water Water is essential to vital bodily functions. Children aged 9 to 12 years old need about 8 cups (2 litres) of fluid each day! Thirst is a sign that your body is already dehydrated.

19 Making healthy choices Sugary drinks Foods (beverages) consumed DAILY Foods (beverages) consumed OCCASIONALLY Rarely consumed foods (beverages) Water*100% juiceFruit drinks (punch, cocktail) Plain milk and milk alternatives e.g. : unsweetened fortified soy beverage Flavoured milk and flavoured milk alternatives Regular or diet soft drink * MAXIMUM serving size recommended for children : 125 mL (½ cup)/day Sports drinks e.g. : Gatorade, Powerade Energy drinks e.g. : Red Bull, Monster Reference: Adapted from Vision de la saine alimentation pour la création d’environnements alimentaires favorables à la santé, Plan d’action gouvernementale de promotion des saines habitudes de vie et de prévention des problèmes reliés au poids – Investir pour l’avenir, MSSS

20 Your turn to play! Which categories do these drinks belong to… a)Lemonade?Lemonade b)Drinkable yogurt – Yop?Drinkable yogurt c)Hot chocolate ?Hot chocolate d)Iced tea?Iced tea e)Crystal Light ?Crystal Light

21 Lemonade RARELY consumed beverage 30 g of added sugar (approximately 7 sugar cubes) per 250 mL serving Tiny quantity of fruit juice Therefore considered a fruit drink

22 Drinkable yogurt OCCASIONALLY consumed beverage Contains natural sugar (lactose) Contains nutrients: calcium, protein, vitamins D et B 12 But… also contains added sugar Therefore considered flavoured milk

23 Hot chocolate RARELY consumed beverage 24 g of added sugar (6 sugar cubes) per 250 mL serving Rarely made with milk What about chocolate milk? Beverage consumed occasionally 8 g of added sugar (2 sugar cubes) per 250 mL serving Contains nutrients: protein, calcium, vitamins A and D, riboflavin and phosphorus

24 Iced tea RARELY consumed beverage 29 g of added sugar (approximately 7 sugar cubes) per 341 mL serving Few nutrients Therefore considered a soft drink (added sugar and caffeine)

25 Crystal Light RARELY consumed beverage No added sugar, hence 0 calorie Sweetened with artificial sweeteners Few nutrients Therefore considered a diet soft drink

26 Artificial sweeteners Sweetened drinks… create a taste for sugared, non nutritious drinks consumed instead of healthy drinks have a high level of acidity

27 Oral health Sugary drinks and 100% juice: contain a lot of sugar are acidic Warning ! Bacteria + sugar = Acid Acid + teeth = Tooth decay

28 Added sugar The WHO recommends < 10% of calories in the form of added sugars. = 13 sugar cubes (50 g/d) one 355 mL soft drink can = sugar cubes (40-48 g) ! Added sugars are... sugars in drinks (except plain milk and unsweetened soy beverages) sugars in food How do we recognize them? Sucrose, dextrose, dextrin, maltose, galactose, liquid glucose-fructose, invert sugar, raw cane sugar, brown sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, malt syrup, fruit juice concentrates, honey, and molasses.

29 Natural or added? Sugary drink Fruit punch (250 mL) VSHealthy drink Milk (250 mL) Sugar27 g = approximately 7 sugar cubes 12 g (lactose) Protein0 g8 g Other nutrientsNoneCalcium, vitamins A, D, and B 12, riboflavin and phosphorus IngredientsWater, sugar/glucose-fructose, juice concentrates (grape and/or pear and/or apple, strawberry), citric acid, natural and artificial flavours, sodium citrate, colour. Partly skimmed milk, vitamins A and D.

30 Natural or added? Fruit punch (250 mL) VS100% juice (250 mL) Sugar27 g = approximately 7 sugar cubes 27 g (fructose) Protein0 g Other nutrientsNoneVitamin C IngredientsWater, sugar/glucose-fructose, juice concentrates (grape and/or pear and/or apple, strawberry), citric acid, natural and artificial flavours, sodium citrate, colour. Water, juice concentrates (apple, grape), vitamin C.

31 Caffeine Children aged 7-12 years old should not have more than mg of caffeine each day. * Guarana and Yerba mate are caffeine sources not listed in the caffeine content on the product label. ProductsServings sizeAverage caffeine content (mg) Chocolate milk/hot chocolate 250 mL7 Iced tea1 can, 355 mL25 Regular or diet cola1 can, 355 mL40 Black or green tea250 mL30 Filter coffee250 mL100 Iced cappuccino(small size, 284 mL)120 Energy drink250 mL80-130*

32 Energy drinks Ads for energy drinks directly target young people. They are often inappropriately linked to sports performance. An explosive cocktail! Potentially harmful additives that have a stimulating effect (guarana and taurine) A lot of sugar A lot of caffeine

33 Sports drinks Developed for high intensity and endurance sports. They… – keep you hydrated, – provide the sugar needed to optimize performance, – offset the loss of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) caused by transpiration. No nutritional benefit in any other type of situation Therefore, opt for water when doing physical activity

34 QUESTIONS


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