Ask students to brainstorm a list of food and drinks they consume that contain sugar. Which is the most common food and drink on the list?
Discuss with students what the nutritional value of soft drinks is. What is meant by the term `empty calories’? How does it relate to soft drinks?
Students will be analysing a selection of drinks and calculating how many teaspoons of sugar are in each drink. They will then use the information to create a public education campaign to make people more aware about the sugar content in some drinks.
Sometimes sugar is called something else on the nutrition information on food and drink packaging. Students research what some other words for sugar are.