Attendees at the Worksite Wellness Symposium learned just how much sugar is in their daily beverages. We started out our 15 minute breakout session with a Price is Right style game, "Higher or Lower?" Attendees had three plates of sugary treats in front of them, next to a 20 oz bottle of soda. They had 30 seconds to determine whether the treat had a higher or lower sugar content than the soda. Before the next game they were given facts on how much sugar the American Heart Association recommends for adult women, adult men, children, and teenagers.
The next game was "The Sugar Shuffle!" Attendees had two minutes to match up the amount of teaspoons of sugar with the correct drink on the board. They were surprised at how much sugar was actually in the beverages they and their family consume every day!
Before they moved on to the next session, we asked them to sign a "Rethink Your Drink" pledge card, pledging to consume zero sugary beverages for the entire month of March, which happens to be Nutrition Month.