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1 ReThink Your Drink and Harvest of the Month
Network Staff Development

2 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 Students run the NAC. They decide on their goals and issues to advocate for. 2

3 Network Goals Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Increase Physical Activity. Decrease sugary beverages and increase healthy beverage consumption, mainly water.

4 Encourage the audience to have a discussion.
Why Teach Nutrition? Encourage the audience to have a discussion.

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 Choose MyPlate “Menu” of Selected Consumer Messages
Balancing calories Foods to increase Foods to reduce Here is what we’ll be covering today from the Selected Consumer Messages from Choose MyPlate. Find more information, check 6 6

7 Think about what you drink
ReThink Your Drink Think about what you drink

How much sugar do you think the average American eats in one year? 8 8

9 Almost 175 pounds a year…which is about half a pound of sugar a day!
ANSWER: 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. 9

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. 10

11 Calculate that Sugar 17 teaspoons sugar 4 gram = 1 teaspoon sugar
How many teaspoons of sugar are in a 20oz cola? 4 gram = 1 teaspoon sugar 65 grams  4 grams = ? 17 teaspoons sugar 11

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! 12

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)? 13

14 Walk at a moderate speed for ONE HOUR! ANSWER:
So …now…don’t you want to re-think your drink? Moderate Physical Activity At least 10 minutes at a time Heart beats faster You breathe harder Able to talk, but not sing Vigorous Physical Activity Heart rate increases quite a bit Breathing hard Only able to say a few words at a time 14

Sugar comes in many forms. Here are some common words for sugar listed: Barley Malt High Fructose Corn Syrup Brown Sugar Honey Cane Sugar Maltodextrin Corn Syrup Molasses Dextrose Maple Syrup Fructose Powdered Sugar Glucose Raw Sugar Sucrose 15

16 Who Needs Sport Drinks and Vitamin Waters?
Sports Drinks were designed for endurance athletes who need to replace electrolytes, sodium, chloride, and potassium levels that are diminished during endurance events. Recommended General Consumption: Drink very sparingly. Recommended Consumption for Endurance Athletic Events (strenuous activity that lasts over 90 minutes): 0-2 servings (0-16 ounces) Calories Provided per Serving: 0-40 16

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. 17

18 Tips for Lowering Sugar Intake
Here are four tips: Limit added sugar as much as possible. Eat fresh, whole foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables, and stay away from processed and packaged foods. 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. 100% fruit juice in limited amounts– not more than ½ cup a day. Have unsweetened iced or hot tea or mineral water. Get regular physical activity everyday—30-60 minutes is optimal. 18

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 3 large mint leaves, chopped 3 slices of lime Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Serve chilled, over ice or at room temperature. 19

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. Even one sugary drink a day can have a long-term effect: A 20-ounce bottle of cola has 250 calories, almost 68 g sugar, contains high fructose corn syrup and stomach-irritating acids. Sure, it's marketed as 2 1/2 servings of soda, but most people drink an entire bottle. One of those every day for two weeks is exactly 3,500 calories--the amount you'd need to eat to gain a pound. One 20-ounce soda a day is more than 91,250 calories--more than 26 pounds a year! (At $1.25 each in most vending machines, that one soda a day costs $ a year.) 20

21 ReThink Your Drink Lessons
Learning Objectives Students will: Learn the effects of excessive sugar consumption on overall health. Use Nutrition Facts to compare and to contrast sugar content in a variety of beverages. Measure the amount of sugar in beverages and discuss the results. *Meet CA Ed Content Standards & CA Nutrition Ed Competencies 21

22 ReThink Your Drink Lesson
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.

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? 23

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.

25 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,

26 Questions? 26

27 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 Student Sleuths: ELD Standard: Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development Level 3 Intermediate Level Demonstrate comprehension of simple vocabulary with an appropriate action Writing: Strategies and Applications Use more complex vocabulary and sentences appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g. math, science, history/social science)

29 Sample Thinking Maps Explain the Circle Map:

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 Refer to the Recipes and explain that recipes can be standardized according to the number of portions or servings needed. Ex: Avo Salsa recipe has 32 portions and can be recalculated. – Think multiples and factors for this activity. Refer to the handout on MyPyramid recommendations. Graphing – Use Opinion Chart to create graph

31 Link to California Math Content Standards
Nutrition Facts Using the label Determine serving size Compute total calories Learning units of measurement Refer to the Handout and briefly explain food labels.

32 Using HOTM “Home Grown Facts” for Graphing

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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. 35

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.


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