Sugar Math Poster - 2015 Dietary Guidelines
Sugar math is fun for everyone! This poster makes an excellent nutrition and math lesson, good for any STEM class.
Sugar math is fun for everyone!
Adults can have fun learning the ins and outs of how much sugar they can consume and where it comes from.
10% of your calories can come from sugar. The average American eats two to three times this amount and that is one factor that leads to overweight and obesity. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans panel of experts chose sugar consumption habits as one of the major changes that is needed by consumers. 10% of daily calories is the amount recommended by the World Health Organization and many research studies.
Most of the sugar in the diet comes from beverages, desserts, and candy or other processed snacks.
One can of soda contains about 33 grams of sugar so it is more than a half day's supply for most people. If you add a cup of sweetened yogurt you are already at your limit when you did not even have dessert yet.
Use this poster in classrooms, wellness fairs, cafeterias, employee break rooms, hallways, bulletin boards, offices, and anywhere you want to remind people about their sugar budget.
The bright colors are people-pleasing and motivational. They are warm and positive. The math is always fun for kids and adults alike. Watch their faces light up as they show off their sugar math skills to friends and coworkers. The kids will have fun tripping up their parents.
There is even a link to SuperTracker so everyone can get the real scoop on the amount of added sugar in their favorite treats.
You can have so many good conversations with this lesson from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Comes with 3 PDF handouts
- Sugar Math
- Sugar Activity Sheet
- Leader Guide
- Has a matching tearpad