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We have been getting DEEEEEEP into food chemistry with our study of sugar.

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Sugar is known to be associated with a heap of health problems and this activity of measuring the amount of sugar in products has been both eye opening and very disturbing.

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We used our increasing food label reading skills to ascertain the amount of sugar in a serving and sometimes in a whole box/container. We then measured it with teaspoons.

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When we get a visual for the amount of sugar in a product, it is a great reminder of the actual amount we eat (and many would say- overeat).

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Check out this graphic and get a understanding of American consumption.

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Soon we will be measuring salt & sodium in common products and doing these same measurements. Hopefully these activities can help us become educated consumers and conscious eaters- an ever increasing necessity in this world of corporate food culture that hopes we never educate ourselves about what we eat. Viva la Orca!

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    Lisa said,

    You are doing such important educational work, Anthony!


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