gulp is a new campaign from Food Active-Rochdale which aims to raise awareness of the health harms associated with over consumption of sugary drinks.
While many people are aware of the negative impact that sugary drinks have on teeth, fewer are aware of the link between the over consumption of sugary drinks, weight gain and diabetes which can cause the loss of limbs in later life. Lots of sugary drinks do not contain natural sugars- man made sugars are not good for our bodies. Gulp seeks to change this by educating our children to make the right choices. Children will be given a water bottle- they are encouraged to STOP drinking sugary drinks for 30 days and replace it with drinking more water. Children need to be taught healthy routines and lifestyles- why not join in the challenge with your child and give up POP for 30 days. Please tick off each day your child does not drink sugary drinks and replaces it with water- track their progress and return it to school after the 30 days- TUESDAY 12th February! Good luck everyone!
Our display in the school hall shows us how much sugar is in each drink!
This has been the first 5 days of the 30 Day water Challenge as part of gulp, the new campaign from Food Active which aims to raise awareness of the health harms associated with over consumption of sugary drinks. Has your child been swapping sugary drinks for water?
Last week Mrs Hunter started an experiment in assembly where she placed 3 eggs into liquids- one in cola, one in orange juice and one in water- here are the results.
The shell on the egg that had been in coke was brown and had started to dissolve, the shell of the egg in orange had started to peel and flake and was soft and the egg I the water remained the same and cracked open as a shell should. This experiment showed us what the sugar in drinks does to your teeth and the inside of your body along with the additional sugar turning into fat. We will repeat this experiment and share it with the Councillor who is visiting with Rochelle the Rochdale Healthy Schools mascot when they visit school on the 30th January.