Put together a sugar kit for Where’s the Sugar experiment. This is our favorite visual for illustrating the link between what you eat and drink and oral health.
- A reusable water bottle—if you’re in the Louisville area, contact Louisville Water to get one of their Louisville pure tap© reusable bottles
- 2 types of soda- small bottles (16-20 ounces), recommend at least one be a Mountain Dew
- Juice box or pouch
- Sports drink like Gatorade or Powerade
- Fruit/gummy snacks
- Candy bar
- Small bag of cookies
- Pop tarts
- Granola or similar type of bar
- Unsweetened cereal
- Sweetened cereal
- Bag of granulated sugar
- Clear containers, with lids to hold measured sugar
- Additional clear containers
- Measuring spoons
Optional-other drink choices-Energy drink, sweet tea, chocolate milk, juice, etc.
- Check nutrition facts label on side of each item. Look for grams of sugar
- 4 grams of sugar equal I teaspoon
- Measure out the amount of sugar in each item and put it in a container and seal. We recommend “Baby Soda Bottles” these can be found at stevespanglerscience.com
- You can choose to measure out the sugar in one serving, many items in your kit contain more than one serving per container, or you can measure out the sugar in the full package
- You’ll need to create a key to match the items to their measured sugar container. Number or “mark” the containers so that you know which item connects with the containers.
(Example: Mark the container with Candy Bar as CB)