Sugar high

This week the whole school examined how healthy our lunch boxes were, in sixth class as part of our nutrition lessons we wanted to examine how much sugar did our school eat. Today we went around the school to every class and collected every wrapper we could. We studied the nutritional information and calculated the sugar content for any wrappers we could. We found out that multi pack items don’t provide nutrional information on individual items which was disappointing and something that should be looked into. After all our calculations we measured out the correct amount of sugar for each class group. Sixth class as an individual class had the highest sugar per child but as a whole school we measured 845 trams of sugar. If you take into account wrappers we couldn’t read we can safely assume as a school we consumed close to 1kg of sugar. We are going to show each class this amount of sugar on Monday. One of the most shocking things we found out this was the sugar content of things we once thought were healthy like yogurts and yogurts drinks
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