Sugar: What’s it really doing to us?
Presenter: Rachel Gustafson BS, NTP
What does sugar actually do to your body?
How sugar affects the brain.
Sugar hiding in plain sight.
Ideas for in the classroom:
Make stone soup
Make sweets vs. real food chart
Make a rainbow with fresh fruits and veggies
Make your own healthy foods plate
Use sugar cubes to show how much sugar is in different foods
Field trips – farmers market, grocery store, apple festival, urban farm
Resources for families:
Encourage healthy snacks, and if applicable healthy lunch options
Have a no juice policy
Share this sugar training information with families at conferences, or weekly newsletters.
Have a veggie or fruit of the week.
Keep communicating with families
Great resource- https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/resources/