Use the “Download Here” link above to print out a nice version of the sugar estimation formula included below:
Rethink Your Drink!
Before you grab a bottled drink, look out for hidden sugar on the label. The more sugar you drink, the less hungry you’ll be for good foods (like veggies, protein, and whole grains).
4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon of sugar
Look at the typical amount of sugar in the drinks below. Color one spoon for every teaspoon. Then check the labels of other drinks. You’ll find that content varies by flavor, ingredients, brands, and serving size!
- Cola – 10 teaspoons (40 grams)
- Sports drink – 5 teaspoons (20 grams)
- Juice box – 7 teaspoons (28 grams)
- Total # grams divided by 4 = ____ teaspoons