Think Your Drink - Washington Dairy

Think Your Drink

When it comes to nutrition, not all drinks are created equal.

The things that we drink during the day really can make up a big part of our diet—before we know it, a 12-ounce vanilla latte in the morning and a soda with your lunch contributes about 20% of the calories that we need during the day. When making healthy choices, beverages must be considered to make sure we get the nutrients we need to be our best, without the nutrients we don’t. Use these resources to learn, teach and display beverage choices in today’s marketplace.

These beverage cards represent commonly consumed drinks by children, teens and adults. Each drink represented includes a recommended serving size, daily value percentage and the amount of added sugar per drink. This resource is great for health lessons in the classroom or individual nutrition counseling.

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81 cards, 8.5″x5.5″

Think Your Drink Master

Use this master to compare the nutritional value of milk to other beverages.

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2 pages, 8.5″x11″

Sugar Cube Activity Sheet

1 sugar cube is equivalent to 4 grams of sugar or 1 teaspoon of sugar. 

This activity helps to visualize the amount of added sugar in common beverages. Guess the amount of added sugar in each beverage by placing sugar cubes in the boxes.

Answer Key:

1% Milk = 0 Sugar Cubes

Fat-Free Chocolate Milk = 3 Sugar Cubes

12 ounce Cola = 9 + 3/4 Sugar Cubes

6-ounce Juice Drink Pouch = 3 + 1/4 Sugar Cubes

6 ounce 100% Orange Juice = 0 Sugar Cubes

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1 page, 8.5″x11″

Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy foods according to Nutrition Facts labels with these Label Literacy lesson plans.

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