Friday, December 7, 2012

Did You Know?

Did you know that a 20-ounce bottle of soda contains 16 packets of sugar!  According to Carmen Acosta, Healthcare Advocate from the Healthcare Education Project, it does.  "When eat dinner with your family tonight", she told PS4 first graders, "tell your family that you don't want that much just want a little soda or water."

During a lesson about reducing sugary drink consumption, Ms. Acosta discussed the importance of having a balanced diet that includes a dinner plate with 1/4 starch, 1/4 protein and 1/2 vegetables.

For more information about the Healthcare Education Project, click here!  To help your family plan a balanced meal, click here!

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