Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fat and Sugar

We continue with Health... here is a great website if you want to do the classic fat/sugar presentation for fast food items. Ask students to list their favorites and then use a kitchen scale, Crisco, and sugar cubes to demonstrate the (sometimes shocking) mass in grams of fat and sugar contained in those items.

I was completely bowled over to find that a McDonald's chocolate milkshake has 33 grams of fat and 163 grams of sugar.

Fast Food Facts -- simply choose the restaurant name and menu item from the drop down box and the Nutrition Labels will be displayed.

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