Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sugar Stacks - How Much Sugar Is In Your Snack?

Sugar Stacks is a good website for understanding how much sugar is in the food and beverages that we consume. Sugar Stacks lists popular food and beverage items in ten categories. Every item is pictured with a stack of sugar cubes. Each sugar cube represents four grams of sugar. This is a great way to see just how much sugar you really consume in your favorite snack or beverage.

Applications for Education
Sugar Stacks provides good effective visuals that health teachers could use to show students just how much sugar they consume. Teachers could also the concept of Sugar Stacks to have students create their own visuals with sugar cubes.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Learn To Be Healthy - Free Lesson Plans
Get the Glass Promotes Healthy Choices