Sunday, April 6, 2014

EQ of The Week

This weeks Purple Paw Award goes to a scholar in Mrs. Darby's class for his research on diabetes. People with diabetes have problems with insulin that can cause blood sugar levels to rise. For people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin, and for people with type 2 diabetes, the body can't respond normally to the insulin that is made.

Essential Questions of the week April 7, 2014

1. How much sugar does that average American consume each year? 

Sugar is the most popular ingredient added to foods in the US. It is found in 
cakes, cookies, candy and other sweets. Sugar is also added to many processed 
foods like ketchup, crackers, bread, soups, cereals, peanut butter, cured meats and 
salad dressings. Most processed foods contain sugar. Reading food labels will help 
you find out how much sugar is in the foods you eat. 

Two hundred years ago, the average American ate only 2 pounds of sugar a year. 
In 1970, we ate 123 pounds of sugar per year. Today, the average American 
consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar in one year. This is equal to 3 pounds (or 6 
cups) of sugar consumed in one week! 

2. Where does most added sugar in our diets come from?

Most added sugar comes from soda and processed sweet treats such as candy.


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