How is your Sugar Challenge going? As you may have noticed, unless you are eating whole foods, sugars are hidden everywhere in processed foods — food that come out of a jar, can, bag or some sort of packaging. You may be thinking ahead and wondering how much sugar you can consume while maintaining a healthy diet. We’ve got the answer to that, as well as a word of caution:
TIP: Understand your sugar intake
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 to 9 teaspoons for adults. But, how much is that really?
Food industry labels are in grams, making it hard to see how much added sugar is in the food you’re buying. This isn’t by accident, they want it to be hard. If you arm yourself with this handy formula to convert grams to teaspoons, then you’ll have no trouble staying within the recommended daily limits.
TAKE ACTION: Work with Your Local School to Implement a Healthy School Nutrition Policy
It will take a 110-pound child 75 minutes of bike riding to burn off the calories in one 20-ounce bottle of soda. All children deserve a healthy soda free school environment! Work with your local school to make sure they are taking steps to make every corner of the school healthy, from the lunchroom, to after school activities, to fundraisers and at school events.