Do you know how much sugar is in your foods? Much of the added sugar in our diet comes from the processed foods and drinks we consume. Go explore your pantry to find out how much sugar there is in the foods you have. Then use this information to create a poster advertising why it’s important to look closely at labels to identify the sugar content in your food.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Lower Secondary
- think and connect
Time required: 30-40 minutes
- How Manufacturers Pull The Fat Over Our Eyes (Online article)
- Art supplies for a poster, or creative software
- Three products from your pantry or fridge
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
|This lesson has been developed in partnership with SugarByHalf, a not-for-profit organisation, who promote action to reduce sugar-related diseases so that Australians live better, stronger and healthier lives. Their message is simple: to reduce added sugar consumption by half.|
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.