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Family Health Fair

Create a family health night or fair with a Rethink Your Drink display and activities to reach Family and Community about the importance of replacing sugary drinks with healthy ones like the endless variety of spa water options!


Objective

Participants will learn the importance of:

  • limiting the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages
  • drinking water and low‐fat milk
  • eating whole fruit instead of drinking juice.

Activity Description

  • Spa Water Tasting: Have a variety of flavored waters for participants to taste, our kit includes signs for cucumber water and orange/mint water.
  • How Much Sugar?: Match sugar cubes to drinks If a person drinks one soda per day, how many days would it take to consume 10 lbs. of sugar?
  • What is Better?: Sort popular drinks by sugar content.

Talking Points

  • What makes a healthful beverage? (high nutrients, low sugar; low or no extra calories)
  • Why is water the best everyday beverage? (No added sugar, no extra calories)
  • Low‐fat milk vs. soda (Has nutrients—calcium and Vitamin D; nutrient dense)
  • Low fat milk recommendations: (2 cups for children 1 to 8 years; 3 cups for children 9 to 18 years)
  • Juice serving size (0 oz. < 6 months, 4 to 6 oz/day for children 1 to 6 years old; children 7 to 18 years old, juice intake should be limited to 8 to 12 oz (2 servings) per day).
  • Is there anything wrong with juice? (No fiber, has vitamins, lots of sugar—so high in calories, causes
    calories…
  • Whole fruit is best‐‐includes dietary fiber, vitamins, limited sugar
  • Natural sugar vs. added sugar—in your body, reacts the same—too much is not good for teeth, or weight gain.

Complete Kit

Download all the instructions, materials lists, handout files, and graphic files you will need to create Rethink Your Drink health display/activity in this zip file.

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More info on this and other similar health stations under our Reach Familes section.

 

 

 

 

 

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