Tag Archives: Nutrition

7 Day Vegan – Day One

May 13, 2013

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7 Day Vegan – Day One

My family and I have been vegetarians for the past 3 and a half years.  The transition from meat to meatless was easier than I expected.  We eat most of the same meals that we used to (stir fry, pizza, enchiladas, chili, soup, sandwiches, salads, cereals, egg dishes, tacos and burritos, etc.) just without the meat.  Recently, […]

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Do you care what goes in your body?

March 12, 2012

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After Friday’s demonstration of how much sugar is found in popular sports and energy drinks, I started to wonder about the impact of lessons like this.  Students could look at a large glass of sugar sitting next to a Powerade Bottle and groan with surprise and disgust at the amount of sugar they were putting into […]

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Sugar in Drinks

March 11, 2012

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Sugar in Drinks

I borrowed an idea and some materials from Mrs. Bailey on Friday to demonstrate the sugar content in some popular sports and energy drinks.  We dumped teaspoons full of sugar into a glass to show the amount of sugar in each of these 12 or so drinks.  All of the drinks had more sugar than […]

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Nutrition Facts and the Ingredient List

March 9, 2012

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Nutrition Facts and the Ingredient List

Students in Cardio/Health this week had the opportunity to analyze a Nutrition Facts label from a food item that they have eaten over the past week.  They pasted the label in their journals then diagrammed the following 6 parts: Serving Size – some students were shocked to find out there were 2 and a half servings […]

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