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Sugar-Visuals Kids 12 Pack sugar facts nutritional test tubes amaze both kids and parents when they see how much sugar is in their favorite snacks! Sugar Visuals sugar facts test tubes are 12 of the most popular and frequently eaten snacks, candy and sugars marketed to children today.
Each 12 pack sugar test tube set comes with an educational guide and handout. Sugar Test tubes are stored in a sturdy colorful corrugated cardboard box that converts into a test tube rack.
Sugar tubes are labeled with information for calories, grams of fiber, sugar grams, carbohydrate grams and percent sugar about the food represented in the tube. It is not enough to preach about the problem with eating too much sugar, you have to show them the sugar in the foods they love. Then they will realize how much sugar they are eating. Wow, am I eating that much sugar?!!! Is a common reaction…
Compare the sugar in a can of coke to a cup of Kool-Aid or a stick of gum to skittles. Once kids understand what a gram of sugar looks like start comparing to whole natural foods. A twinkie has 18 grams of sugar compared to a cup of strawberries that has 7 grams of sugar. Use real foods and use the Sugar test tubes to convey the sugar in those foods. I hear “NO WAY” all the time when a child realizes he/she is eating 70 grams of sugar a day just from snacks! In the past 33 years of teaching nutrition I have witnessed real change in the way children respond to making better food choices once they understand what they are eating by seeing sugar visuals test tubes.
Sugar-Visuals for Kids sugar tubes displays the amount of sugar in the following foods:
- Frosted Pop tart
- Coca Cola (2 tubes)
- Lucky Charms
- Gummy Bears
- Fruit Roll-Up
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich