PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: How much Sugar do you drink?

Category: Nutrition

Suggested Grade Level: 3-8

Materials: die cut letters, zip lock bags, bag of sugar, empty drink containers, informational flyers from websites, clipart spoons of sugar

Description:

This is an interactive board that the students helped with. I simply put up solid colored paper with the title "Rethink Your Drink" in the middle. At the end of the class period I brought the students over and showed them on a sample bottle how to read the label. I taught them how to convert sugar grams to teaspoons of sugar and then taught them to read the serving size of each container. After we determined how many teaspoons of sugar were in the container we would hold open a small zip-lock bag and literally measure out that many teaspoons of sugar into the bag. We would then display it on the bulletin board by bag of sugar and with teaspoons of sugar show by clip-art. The students loved bringing in different containers to examine. The adults in the building also enjoyed learning about the sugar content. I also included some educational flyers about sugar content on the side of the bulletin board that I got from the following websites:www.preventobesityil.org, www.thenutritionsource.org
www.preventobesityil.org
www.thenutritionsource.org

I would put the containers (no glass) up on the board by stapling a large rubberband to the board and then wrapping the rubberband around the container.

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Submitted by Lynne Paver who teaches at Hinckley Big Rock Elementary School in Hinckley, IL. Additional authors for this idea were my students. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/5/2013 5:22:27 PM. Viewed 6569 times since 3/1/2013.

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